René d'Harnoncourt - Museum of Modern Art - Authentic Autograph, 1952

Authentic autograph on card; signed as director of the Museum of Modern Art, 1952

3.25 x 5.25 inches

2 letters (TLS) from his secretary on official MOMA letterhead with original mailing envelopes

Fine condition

Letter of Authenticity


Collections: Art History Archive

Category: Archive, Art History, Museums

Type: Archive Original


René d'Harnoncourt

René d'Harnoncourt (May 17, 1901 – August 13, 1968) was an American art curator. He was Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1949 to 1967.

As director of The Museum of Modern Art from 1949 to 1968, d'Harnoncourt revolutionized the way art exhibitions are conceived and mounted. His genius for installation design and display, documented in elaborate preparatory drawings he created at each step of his process, guided a methodology that has informed how exhibitions are organized to this day.

D'Harnoncourt retired from the position of MOMA director in 1967. He was killed on Long Island by a drunk driver roughly a year later.



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