Learn more about Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts Faculty member, Lynne Cooke, the former curator and deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Professional Title: MFA Faculty Member
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Visual Arts
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Visual Arts
Education: B.A. from Melbourne University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the Courtauld Institute, University of London
Lynne Cooke is Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. She served as chief curator and deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid from 2008 to 2012 and as curator at Dia Art Foundation from 1991 to 2008. In 1991, Cooke cocurated the Carnegie International, and has helmed numerous major shows since, including the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1996), the traveling exhibition "Rosemarie Trockel: Cosmos" (2012), and "Cristina Iglesias: A Place of Reflection," recently on view at the Casa França-Brasil in Rio de Janiero. She is currently working on a project researching the interface between mainstream and outlier artists in the United States in the twentieth century.
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