Sarah Suzuki is MoMA’s Associate Director, serving as the liaison between senior administration and the Museum’s six curatorial departments and leading the Curatorial Affairs Division, which includes Archives, Library, and Research Collections; Conservation; Editorial and Content Strategy; Education; and Publications. In this role, she also oversees the International Program, Research Programs, and other research initiatives, including the Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America and the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment.
Ms. Suzuki served as Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs from 2020 to 2021. Prior to that, she served as Director, Opening of the new Museum, a role in which she oversaw the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s renovation and expansion project that opened in 2019. Serving as a senior liaison and project manager for the Museum director and senior staff, she worked across all departments, making decisions with the director, chief curators, and other leadership staff regarding MoMA’s reopening exhibition program, marketing and communications strategies, audience and visitor experience, and physical plant.
Ms. Suzuki was appointed Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints in 2016, having joined the institution as a research assistant in 1998. At MoMA, her exhibitions include Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams (2018–19), A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde (2016–17), Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War (2015–16), Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection (2015–16), Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground (2014–15), The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters (2014–15), and solo exhibitions of Meiro Koizumi (2013), Yin Xiuzhen (2010), Song Dong (2009), and Gert and Uwe Tobias (2008). Ms. Suzuki has also ushered in numerous important acquisitions and is a founding member of the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Asia research group.