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Adam Lerner

Director and Chief Animator, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Adam Lerner is the Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. He has curated dozens of exhibition and projects with contemporary artists such as Barnaby Furnas, Liam Gillick, and Christian Marclay and also showcased the non-traditional talents of astrobiologists, shamans, and pigeoneers among others. A 2011 article in the New York Times stated that Lerner’s work to engage audiences is “reshaping what has become a stale model for a contemporary art museum.” Among his many projects, Lerner curated the exhibition Orphan Paintings, the inspiration for his book From Russia With Doubt: The Quest to Authenticate 181 Would-be Masterpieces of the Russian Avant-Garde. He authored the book and curated the major retrospective Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, the first comprehensive look at the polymath co-founder of the band DEVO.

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