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Colleagues and Friends: Meet Me at MoMA

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This month, Colleagues and Friends welcomes Sara Bodison, Alexandra Schwartz, and Margaret Raimondi, three women who met while working across departments at MoMA, and have remained friends as their careers advanced. And two years ago, Bodison and Schwartz took on the programming committee of POWarts together, already friends, when the organization relaunched.

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Sara Bodinson is Director, Interpretation, Research and Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art. Sara joined the Museum in 2000, coordinating internships for college and graduate students as well as programs and web initiatives for teens. She now oversees the Museum's interpretive planning process and the development of resources including labels, audio tours, apps, games, participatory learning spaces, and digital learning initiatives, as well as qualitative visitor research and evaluation. Sara holds a BA in art history and film studies from Smith College and an MA in art history from Hunter College, where she wrote her thesis about the Arab Image Foundation.

Alexandra Schwartz is the founding Curator of Contemporary Art at the Montclair Art Museum. Her exhibition Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s appeared at Montclair from February to May 2015, and is touring nationally in 2015-16. It is accompanied by a major catalogue from the University of California Press. At Montclair she also established the New Directions exhibition series, featuring artists including Spencer Finch, Jean Shin, Dannielle Tegeder, Saya Woolfalk, and Marina Zurkow. Previously she was a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, where her exhibitions included Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now and Modern Women: Single Channel at MoMA PS1. She is the author of Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles (MIT Press, 2010) and co-editor of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art. She received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Margaret Raimondi is the Director of Events and Programming for Kickstarter in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Prior to coming to Kickstarter, Margaret worked in the art world for nearly fifteen years at institutions including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Serpentine Gallery in London, MoMA PS1 and Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Margaret spent the bulk of her career working in Curatorial Affairs for the Museum of Modern Art, where she also co-directed the PopRally event series for four years. Margaret earned a BA in English and History from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MA in Art History from Hunter College. 



The Colleagues and Friends Breakfast series invites established women in the art world to have conversations about their current positions, career paths, and professional relationships. The program is generously hosted by artnet at their headquarters in the Woolworth Building.