Met Hires Denise Murrell as Associate Curator

November 20th, 2019

The Met has hired Denise Murrell as associate curator of 19th and 20th Century Art. Murrell gained recognition for her show “Posing Modernity: The Black Model From Manet and Matisse to Today,” which re-centered black subjects in modern painting.  “If you have one of the greatest collections you almost have an obligation to recontextualize it in regard to the narratives it provides,” says museum head Max Hollein. “I want to make sure it’s not only one voice but multiple voices.”

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