Geldzahler, Henry

Geldzahler, Henry

(1935–94) museum curator; born in Antwerp, Belgium. He emigrated to America and studied at Yale and Harvard. Beginning in 1960 he was on the staff of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and became somewhat controversial for his acquisitions of contemporary American art. He was commissioner of cultural affairs, N.Y.C. (1978–82), and wrote books on contemporary art.
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