Samantha Friedman was promoted to Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints in October 2023. She organized the collection exhibitions Brice Marden: The Form of a Plane and Nature Symbolized and the acclaimed loan exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time (2023). She currently serves as cochair of the Museum’s Early Modern Working Group, which focuses on the ongoing reinstallation of MoMA’s collection. Since joining MoMA in 2008, Friedman has contributed to and organized many well-received presentations, including Stage Pictures: Drawing for Performance (2009, with Jodi Hauptman), Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration (2012), Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (2014–15, with Jodi Hauptman and Karl Buchberg), Dadaglobe Reconstructed (2016, with Adrian Sudhalter), Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern (2019, with Jodi Hauptman), Degree Zero: Drawing at Midcentury (2020–21), and Cézanne Drawing (2021, with Jodi Hauptman). She produced a special-edition facsimile of one of Ellsworth Kelly’s sketchbooks for his 2023 centennial celebration, and is the author of Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction Blue (2022) for MoMA’s One on One series and the children’s books Matisse’s Garden (2014) and What Degas Saw (2016). Friedman has contributed to traveling exhibitions of MoMA’s collection presented at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters (2011–12), Fast Forward: Modern Moments, 1913–2013 (2012–13), Van Gogh to Warhol: The World Reimagined (2013), and MoMA at NGV (2018). She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history and English from Northwestern University, and her master’s degree in modern art history from Columbia University.