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Thomas J. Lax

Thomas J. Lax is Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art. Prior to MoMA, he was Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where he organized over a dozen exhibitions as well as numerous live performances and public programs. Recent projects include Steffani Jemison: Promise Machine (2015), When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South (2014), and the Studio Museum’s presentation of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2013). He is currently editing a book on Ralph Lemon that will be published by MoMA in 2016. Lax is the recipient of the 2015 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.