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Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr.

Barr, Alfred Hamilton, Jr., 1902–81, American art historian, b. Detroit. Barr taught art history at several colleges and was the first director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. He organized more than 100 museum exhibitions and wrote a number of standard art history texts. These include Cubism and Abstract Art (1936); Picasso (1946); Matisse (1951).

See his Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, 1929–1967 (1977).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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