Christy Thompson joined MoMA in 2021 as Senior Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections. She oversees the scheduling and production of all Museum displays and exhibitions, the maintenance and storage of Museum collections, and all related aspects of the movement of artwork. Thompson leads the departments of Collection and Exhibition Information, Collection Management and Exhibition Registration, Exhibition Design and Production, Exhibition Planning and Administration, and Imaging and Visual Resources.
Prior to joining MoMA, Thompson was Chief of Exhibitions, Collections & Conservation (2015–21) and Associate Director, Administration, and Corporate Secretary (2013–15) at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada. Before joining the AGO, She was the Interim and Assistant Director at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. She currently sits on the Steering Committee of the International Exhibition Organizers (IEO). She holds a BA from the University of Guelph, a BFA from NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design), and an MFA from Western University. She is also a visual artist.