Vivien Greene

Senior Curator, 19th- And Early 20th-Century Art

Guggenheim curator since 1993

Vivien Greene specializes in late 19th- and early 20th-century European art with concentrations in Italian modernism and international currents in turn-of-the-century art and culture. She most recently organized the exhibitions Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe (2014) and The Avant-Gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and Their Contemporaries (2013). Among her other exhibition projects are The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914–18 (coorganized with Mark Antliff; 2010–11); Utopia Matters: From Brotherhoods to Bauhaus (2010); and Divisionism/Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia and Anarchy (2007).

In addition to the catalogues associated with her exhibitions, Greene’s latest publications include “John Quinn and Vorticist Painting: The Eye (and Purse) of an American Collector,” in Vorticism: New Perspectives, ed. Mark Antliff and Scott W. Klein (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013); “Bizantium and Emporium: Fine Secolo Magazines in Rome and Milan,” in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, vol. 3, Europe 1880–1940, ed. Peter Brooker, Sascha Bru, Andrew Thacker, and Christian Weikop (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013); “The ‘Other’ Africa: Giuseppe Pitrè’s Mostra Etnografica Siciliana (1891–92),” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 17, no. 3 (June 2012); and “Utopia/Dystopia,” American Art Journal 25, no. 2 (Summer 2011).

Greene was the recipient of a Bogliasco Fellowship in 2009, and in 2003 received a Fulbright Travel Grant to Italy and a predoctoral Rome Prize Fellowship in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome. She regularly organizes and presents papers at scholarly symposia, and has cochaired sessions at the annual College Art Association conference and other events. She serves on the Center for Italian Modern Art’s Advisory Committee and the Bogliasco Foundation’s Selection Committee, and was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Curators (2006–11). She has a Ph.D. in art history, and focused on 19th-century European art.

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