“The first responsibility of museums of contemporary art is to help as broad and as large a public as possible to understand, appreciate, and use art of its own time.”

— Grace McCann Morley, born Nov. 3, 1900.


At a time when our institution and our country consider their path forward, Grace McCann Morley’s tenure resounds with clarity of purpose and authentic progressive vision. We commemorate our founding director’s legacy this November, on the occasion of her 120th birthday, with a selection of archival materials on her life and work.