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List of famous curators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top curators in the world? This includes the most prominent curators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable curators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic curators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned curators.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Frank O'Hara and Margaret Mead.

From reputable, prominent, and well known curators to the lesser known curators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the curator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous curators ever?" and "What are the names of famous curators?" then you're in the right place. (505 items)
Frank O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Curators
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Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. Because of his employment as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York City's art world. O'Hara is regarded as a leading figure in the New York School—an informal group of artists, writers ...more

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Age: Died at 40 (1926-1966)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Art critic, Curator, Writer Playwright

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Anthony Blunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Curators
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Anthony Frederick Blunt, known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO from 1956 to 1979, when he was stripped of his honours, was a British art historian who was exposed late in his life as a Soviet spy. Blunt was Professor of the History of Art at the University of London, director of the Courtauld Institute ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1907-1983)

Birthplace: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Profession: Curator

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Age: Died at 79 (1927-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Curator, Writer

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Ann Goldstein


Ann Goldstein is the former curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and former museum director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Ann Goldstein was born in 1957 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Artistic Director, Curator

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Bonnie Clearwater


Bonnie Clearwater is an American writer and art historian. She is the director and chief curator of Nova Southeastern University's Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Previously, Clearwater was the director and chief curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. She has a particular interest in the ...more

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Age: 58

Profession: Curator

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Fitzroy Carrington


Fitzroy Carrington was an American editor, born at Surbiton, Surrey, England. His high school education was at Victoria College, Jersey, and he came to the United States in 1886. He obtained an honorary College degree in the USA shortly before teaching at Harvard. His brother was the famed writer ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1869-1954)

Profession: Journalist, Curator

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David Moos


David Moos is the former Curator of Contemporary art at AGO Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, departing from the position in 2010. Moos went to Jesse Ketchum Public School in Yorkville, Toronto and then went on to Jarvis Collegiate, he received a doctorate in art history from Columbia University ...more

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Age: 50

Profession: Curator

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Claude Phillips


Sir Claude Phillips was an English writer, art historian and critic for the Daily Telegraph, Manchester Guardian and other publications during the late 19th century. He was the first keeper of the Wallace Collection at Hertford House, writing its first catalogue, and held that post from 1900 until ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1846-1924)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Curator

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