The New York Times – The Met announced in mid-September that Breslin would become its curator in charge of modern and contemporary art. He will play a major role in opening a long-awaited new $500 million, 80,000-square-foot wing of the Manhattan museum.
“Breslin, who currently serves as the director of curatorial initiatives at the Whitney Museum of American Art and was co-curator of the 2022 Whitney Biennial, is expected to start at the Met later this fall,” writes NYT culture reporter Robin Pogrebin. “Before joining that museum in 2016, he worked at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston and at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. … Breslin earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Amherst College, a master’s in art history from Williams College and a Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from Harvard University.”
Quoted from a phone interview, Breslin lists the questions he will consider as a Met curator: “What are the compelling narratives, what are the new stories that need to be told, how do we build on the work that’s happened at the museum?”