Paola Antonelli is senior curator of architecture and design and director of research and development at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices. She was appointed director of MOMA’s new research and development initiative in 2012. Antonelli lectures frequently at global conferences and coordinates cultural discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos. An inductee of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, she was recently rated one of the top 100 most powerful people in the world of art by Art Review.
Endowed in 1974 by her family and friends, the Gail Silver Memorial Lecture at the RISD Museum is open to the public.