Susan Kismaric, LecturerMs. Kismaric attended the Pennsylvania State University. She is Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and joined the Museum in 1976 as Study Center Supervisor. She served as Acting Director of the department from 1980-81 while the then Director, John Szarkowski, was on sabbatical. Ms. Kismaric has organized many exhibitions for the Museum, most recently Shimmer of Possibility: Photographs by Paul Graham, which was on view in spring 2009. Other exhibitions organized by Ms. Kismaric include Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg (2007), David Goldblatt: Photographs form South Africa (1998), American Politicians: Photographs from 1843 to 1993 (1993) and Photographs by Larry Fink(1980), among many others. As the author and editor of the books and catalogs accompanying these shows, she has also contributed essays to other publications issued by the Museum, most recently Modern Women. Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010. Ms. Kismaric has been a visiting Senior Critic of Photography at the Yale School of Art at various times since the early 1980s and also teaches a history of post-World War II American photography class at Fordham University.
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