Kenworth Moffett

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Kenworth W. Moffett (born 1934 in East Orange, New Jersey – June 21, 2016) [1][2] was an American art curator, museum director and author. He was the first curator of twentieth-century art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts[3] and later the director of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (1987–1997), a position he left in order to attend to being the guiding light of the artist group he founded the "New New Painters".[4] From 1968 to 1979, prior to his becoming a museum curator and director, Moffett was a full professor of art history at Wellesley College. Moffett is the author of several books, including; volumes on Jules Olitski,[5] Fairfield Porter"A Realist Painter in the Age of Abstraction" (co-authored John Ashberryamong others to accompany the 1983 retrospective exhibition of Porter's work Moffett organized at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts of the American realist's work)[6][7] and Morris Louis.[8] He also penned catalogue essays and published Moffett's artletter 2.0.[1]


  1. ^ death notice
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Business Profiles and Company Information |". Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  4. ^ "Director Quits To Follow Dream - tribunedigital-sunsentinel". Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  5. ^*Version*=1&*entries*=0
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^

External links[edit]

  • Moffett's Artletter 2.0 - 0 [2]