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Patterson Sims


Patterson Sims, American curator.


Sims, Patterson was born on November 17, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Student, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Bachelor, New School Social Research, 1972.


Assistant director O.K. Harris Works Art, New York City, 1969-1976. Associate curator permanent collection Whitney Museum American Art, 1976-1987. Part-time instructor School Continuing Education New York University, 1975-1977, 84-86.

Associate director art and exhibitions, curator modern art Seattle Art Museum, 1987—1996. Deputy director education and research support Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1996—2001. Director Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, since 2001.

Member advisory boards, panels the Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Studio in a School Association, New York City, Robert Lehman College Art Gallery, New York City, Santa Fe Chamber Museum Festival., New Mexico, Seattle, Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, National Education Association Museum Implementation Panel, Washington. Lecturer in field.


book Ellsworth Kelly, sculpture book Bigger, Better More:The Art of Viola Frey book Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey (Hardback) - Common book Figure as Subject : The Revival of Figuration Since 1975 book 1983 Biennial Exhibition: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Installations, Film, Video


Married Katy Homans, 1987. 2 children.