Messer, Thomas M.

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MESSER, Thomas M.

MESSER, Thomas M. American (born Czechoslovakia), b. 1920. Genres: Art/Art history, Biography. Career: Director Emeritus, Guggenheim Foundation, NYC, 1988- (Director, Guggenheim Museum, NYC, 1961-88, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 1980-88). Director, Roswell Museum, New Mexico, 1949-52, American Federation of Arts, NYC, 1952-56, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1956-61. Chief Curator, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 1994-99; Adjunct Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961; Barnard College, 1965 and 1971, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 1991-; Sr. Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1966, 1971. President, Association of Art Museum Directors, 1974-75. Publications: The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painters and Painting in the 1960s, 1966; Edvard Munch, 1973; Vasily Kandinsky, 1997. Author of exhibition catalogs. Address: 205 E 77th St, New York, NY 10021, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]