Helen Molesworth

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Helen Molesworth is an American feminist[1] curator, art historian, and writer. Her recent major exhibitions have included This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s,[2] and Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two.[3] Since 2010 she has been the chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Prior to this position she was the curator of contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum, proceeded by being the chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. "She also served as curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 2000 to 2002, where she organized the show, Work Ethic.[4] From 1997 to 1999, she was director and curator of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at State University of New York (SUNY), Old Westbury. Molesworth also served as senior critic at the Yale School of Art and has held teaching positions at the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies; SUNY, Old Westbury; and the Cooper Union School of Art. She was a co-founding editor of Documents, a magazine of contemporary visual culture, and is the author of numerous articles appearing in publications such as Art Journal, Artforum,[5] Documents, and October. She received a Ph.D. in the history of art from Cornell University in 1997."[6]


  1. ^ Molesworth, Helen. "HOW TO INSTALL ART AS A FEMINIST". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Westin, Monica. "The MCA’s "This Will Have Been" and the Subjectivity of History". Art 21 Magazine. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Amy Sillman: one lump or two". ICA Boston. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "MAJOR CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION AT THE BMA EXAMINES THE "WORK" IN ARTWORK". The Baltimore Museum of Art. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Molesworth, Helen. "Social Problem". Art Forum. Retrieved 20 April 2014.