Carlo Lamagna is an art historian whose primary focus is modern and contemporary art and material culture. He is currently a free-lance curator, researcher, writer, and part-time faculty for Global Programs at New York University Steinhardt School’s Visual Arts Administration M.A. Program. A full-time faculty member at NYU for 25 years, Prof. Lamagna served as Director of the Visual Arts Administration M.A. Program, and as Chair of the Department of Art and Art Professions. He collaborated on, created, and led study abroad programs in management of cultural institutions in the Netherlands, Paris, and Berlin, and on the exhibition and display of art and material culture in London. He has been academic co-director for the International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management, a collaboration among NYU Steinhardt; the Deusto Business School, University of Deusto, Bilbao; and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Previous to NYU, Prof. Lamagna was curator at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA; owner of Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York; an independent curator, and a corporate curator for Best Products Company, Richmond, VA. He has been a board member of the Committee on Museum Professional Training, American Alliance of Museums, as well as of the Association of Arts Administration Educators. He currently serves on the board of Landmark West!, a New York-based historic preservation advocacy organization, and is a member of the Museum Council Collections Committee of Plimoth Patuxet Museums in Massachusetts.