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About this Artist

Stephanie Barron is Senior Curator and Modern Art Department Head at LACMA. Among her exhibitions and publications over the past 40 years  are “The Russian Avant- Garde: 1910-1930: New Perspectives” ; “German Expressionist Sculpture”; “’Degenerate Art’: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany”; “Exiles + Émigrés- The Flight of European Artists from Hitler”; Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures”, “New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933”, and exhibitions of  Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Ed Kienholz,  Sharon Lockhart, John McLaughlin, Rene Magritte, and Ken Price.  She has received the Order of Merit, First Class and the Commander’s Cross from the German government in recognition of her work in the field of modern German art. Her exhibitions and publications have five times been voted the best in the United States by the International Art Critics Association, three times by the Art Museum Curators Association, and she has twice received the College Art Association’s Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for best museum catalogue. A long standing member of the Art Advisory Panel of the IRS, she is a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and trustee of the John Baldessari Foundation, the Mike Kelley Foundation, and serves on the board of The Industry.