About the event

Porter McCray, museum official.

Porter McCray (1908–2000), served as the head of the Museum of Modern Art’s International Program from 1947 to 1963. He oversaw exhibitions of modern art that traveled to five continents. Instead of assuming that cultural diplomacy was the key motivation of this program, this talk investigates the exhibition documentation, press coverage and personal interactions that helped shape the reception of American art abroad.

This event was held in conjuction with the James Gallery exhibition "The Making of Americans." For more information, click here.