Adam Lerner is the director and chief animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver). In 2004, he founded the Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar, or the Lab, to explore the changing nature of art and museums. In 2009, the Lab merged with MCA Denver when Lerner took the helm of the museum. Lerner’s programs have been adopted by museums throughout North America, and a recent 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.” Lerner was formerly the master teacher for modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum and curator at the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore. Lerner earned his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University and his Masters degree from Cambridge University. His recently released books, From Russia With Doubt: The Quest to Authenticate 181 Would-be Masterpieces of the Russian Avant-Garde (2013) and Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia (2014) are both published by Princeton Architectural Press.