Barry Bergdoll

J.P. Morgan Fellow - Class of Spring 2005

The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; and Professor of Art History, Columbia University

American Academy Project: Building with Time: Natural History's Romantic Architectural Culture, 1790-1850
Current Institution Affiliation: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Current Location: New York

Biography

Barry Bergdoll is the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University. Holding a BA from Columbia, an MA from King’s College, Cambridge, and a PhD from Columbia, his broad interests center on modern architectural history with a particular emphasis on France and Germany since 1800. 
 
Bergdoll has organized, curated, and consulted on many landmark exhibitions of 19th and 20th-century architecture including “Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture” opening at MoMA in November 2010; “Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront” at MoMA (through October 11, 2010); “Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity” at MoMA (2009-10); “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling” at MoMA (2008); “Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–32” at MoMA (2007); "Mies in Berlin" at MoMA (2001), with Terence Riley; "Breuer in Minnesota" at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2002); "Les Vaudoyer: Une Dynastie d'Architectes at the Musée D'Orsay, Paris (1991); and "Ste. Geneviève/Pantheon; Symbol of Revolutions," in Paris and at the Canadian C