Dr. Glenn D. Lowry became the sixth director of The Museum of Modern Art in 1995. He leads a staff of over 750 people and directs an active program of exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications. His major initiatives include the creation of the media and performance art department in 2009, the establishment of the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), and the successful merger with P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in 1999. A strong advocate of contemporary art, he has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society, among other topics. Previously he was director of the Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary; a curator of Near Eastern art at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art; and director of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Lowry is a member of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s board of trustees, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a steering committee member for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and a resident member of the American Philosophical Society. Lowry holds a PhD and an MA in art history from Harvard University, and a BA from Williams College.