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Caitlin Haskell

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Caitlin Haskell is the Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art and director of Ray Johnson Collections and Research. A scholar of 20th-century painting and sculpture, her exhibitions and publications have addressed the production and critical reception of modern art in Europe and the Americas. 

After earning her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, Caitlin got her professional start as the Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow at the Menil Collection, Houston. She moved on to join the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in 2012 as assistant and then associate curator. From 2013 to 2015, Caitlin had a lead role in SFMOMA’s On the Go program and later organized shows including Alexander Calder: Motion Lab (2016), Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed (2017), and René Magritte: The Fifth Season (2018). In 2021, her first exhibition and catalogue at the Art Institute, Ray Johnson c/o, co-curated with Jordan Carter, was recognized by the New York Times as one of the year’s best art books. In 2022, she co-curated the retrospective Cezanne with the Art Institute’s Gloria Groom and Achim Boarchardt-Hume and Natalia Sidlina of Tate Modern. 

She is co-curator of Salvador Dalí: The Image Disappears (2023) with Jennifer Cohen and will soon serve as co-curator of Remedios Varo: Science Fictions (2023) with Teresa Arcq.  

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