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MOCA names Helen Molesworth as chief curator, effective Sept. 1
MOCA names Helen Molesworth as chief curator, effective Sept. 1

The Museum of Contemporary Art took the next step in rebuilding its staff and programming, appointing Helen Molesworth of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston as its new chief curator. A scholar, art writer and curator, Molesworth has been at ICA/Boston since 2010. Before that she headed the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum and served as the museum's Houghton Curator of Contemporary Art. She will start Sept. 1. "Helen brings to the position a deep love of MOCA — she knows MOCA's history, she knows MOCA's collection, she understands it," says museum director Philippe Vergne. "I love the way she talks about art,...

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