A catalyst for scholarship on modernism across media, disciplines, and geographies, the Research Center mission is to foster the understanding and appreciation of modern art, including Cubism, its origins and influence.
Founded in 2013 by Leonard A. Lauder and a group of anonymous donors, the Center supports publications and programs, such as study days and film screenings. As well as online archives and research projects, it also organizes focused research exhibitions linked to works in the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection. The Center’s Advisory Committee invites Distinguished Scholars to the Center, and awards fellowships, enabling scholars to pursue their own work. The Center promotes a dynamic, open, and lively research culture with its community of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior fellows, who meet together to discuss their writing, projects, and ideas. They participate in The Met fellowship program, engaging with the museum’s collections, and gaining behind the scenes insights.The Research Center team
Now Open: Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn
In 1910, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) embarked on a decorative commission for the Brooklyn residence of artist, collector, and critic Hamilton Easter Field (1873–1922), whom he had met in Paris the year before.
Research the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, held by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, including works by Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso.
Explore previously unpublished notes written by the Czech art historian Vincenc Kramář following his visit to Picasso’s 1913 exhibition at the Moderne Galerie in Munich.
A regularly updated and expanded directory of galleries and individuals that made significant contributions to the promotion and dissemination of international modern art.
Funding for Research
Scholars at The Center
Learn about our current and past cohorts of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior Fellows and their work while in residence in the Research Center.
Each year, we appoint one Distinguished Scholar, by invitation only, to contribute to the intellectual life of the Research Center and work in residence at the Museum.
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