Alfred Barr

American art historian and museum director (1902-1981)

Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr. (January 2, 1902August 15, 1981), known as Alfred H. Barr, Jr., was an art historian and the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


  • This museum is a torpedo moving through time, its head the ever-advancing present, its tail the ever-receding past of 50 to 100 years ago.

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