The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) can safely be called the most influential modern institution in the world. Which makes Glenn Lowry, as the director, modern art’s most influential leader. The title may be grand, but Glenn Lowry carries out his job with humility and dedication.
He became the MoMA’s director in 1995, and since then Glenn Lowry has overseen a massive expansion, the largest in MoMA’s history, a $900 million capitol campaign, and an expansion of the museum’s contemporary arts program. Under his leadership, the MoMA has witnessed some of its best exhibitions.
Glenn Lowry has committed his time to the arts outside of his career as well. He is a board member of the Association of Art Museum Directors; he serves on the advisory council of the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University; he is fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he’s involved in the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing; and he serves as a steering committee member for the board of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. For Glenn Lowry, art is not a career: art is a lifestyle.