Graduate Fine Arts

Smiling headshot of Gallun in white blouse, standing in front of brick wall

Lucy Gallun

Visiting Critic

Lucy Gallun is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since joining MoMA in 2010, she has curated multiple exhibitions, including three iterations of the Museum's New Photography exhibition series (Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020Being: New Photography 2018, and Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015), two iterations of the the Elaine Dannheisser Projects exhibition series (Projects: Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill at MoMA and Projects 108: Gauri Gill at MoMA PS1), and multiple other collection installations and exhibitions including Artist’s Choice: Yto Barrada—A RaftUnfinished Conversations: New Work from the CollectionNan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual DependencySoldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War; and Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971, among others. Lucy was co-editor and contributing author of Photography at MoMA, a three-volume history of photography at the Museum, and has contributed to multiple publications within and outside MoMA. Her most recent book is Robert Frank: Trolley—New Orleans, part of the Museum’s One on One series. Prior to joining the Department of Photography at MoMA, Lucy was the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, and she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (ISP). Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lucy is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.