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


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,"