<h1 class="page">LETTER FROM MoMA DIRECTOR GLENN LOWRY</h1> <div id="main"> <div class="column-a"> <ul id="menu"> <li class="first selected"><a href="/about/letterfromglennlowry">From the Director</a></li> <li><a href="/about/history">Museum History</a></li> <li><a href="/about/ps1">Affiliation with MoMA PS1</a></li> <li><a href="/about/building">The Future MoMA: In Progress</a></li> <li><a href="/about/trustees">Officers and Board of Trustees</a></li> <li><a href="/about/senior_staff">Senior Staff</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/about/senior_staff/glenn_lowry">Glenn D. 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You’re sure to encounter something new, from <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1668">an exhibition</a> of early Russian avant-garde modernism and <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1670">a retrospective</a> of Francis Picabia’s career, to works from MoMA’s collection spanning the <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1667">history of photography</a>, the <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1624">1960s</a>, and <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/2714">modern interior design</a>. You can also tackle your holiday shopping with unique picks from the <a href="https://store.moma.org">MoMA Design Store</a> or a gift membership that can be enjoyed all year.</p> <p>In December and January our film program highlights Italian cinema with <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3628">a retrospective</a> of director Dino Risi’s work and a <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3626">Modern Matinees celebration</a> of the <i>grandi donne</i> actresses of postwar Italy. Buzzworthy films are featured in <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3624"><i>The Contenders 2016</i></a>, along with under-the-radar gems selected for the annual <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3629">Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You</a> program. <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3611">Screenings</a> of Pedro Almodóvar’s influential, distinctive films continue through December 17, along with a <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/2538">special evening with the director</a> on December 3. And mark your calendar for January 24–28, when a <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/3625">newly commissioned performance</a> by Alexandra Bachzetsis debuts in the Marron Atrium.</p> <p>As we look back on 2016—from Picasso’s revelatory sculptures to Bouchra Khalili’s thought-provoking videos, from Edgar Degas to Nan Goldin, Maria Hassabi to Bruce Conner, and so much more—I’m especially proud of the collaborative ways in which MoMA’s staff came together to present our collection and exhibitions in unprecedented ways. Those efforts would not be possible without your support. Thank you for an incredible year and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016!</p> <p><!--<img alt="Glen-signature" src="/images/about/glen-signature.gif?1481148865" /><br />--> Glenn D. Lowry<br /> Director</p> </div> </div> <div class="column-c"> <div class="JS_Widget"> <a href="/widgets/collection/on_view" rel=""></a> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div>