Linnea West

Linnea West coordinates the Museum of Modern Art’s global research program, Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP). In May of 2015, she graduated with a Master of Art degree in Art History from The University of Georgia, where she focused on contemporary art and researched public art and monuments in Central and Eastern Europe. She was awarded a Fulbright grant to research representations of national identity in contemporary Hungarian art at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest in 2012-2013. Publications include the chapter “Diplomatic Failure: ‘The Body of Nefertiti’” iin the forthcoming book Art as Cultural Diplomacy: European Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017) and catalog entries in Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana (Georgia Museum of Art, 2016). Prior to these experiences, she worked in publishing in New York City. Since 2008, she has written art criticism on the blog “Art Ravels: Arts and Culture Unwound” (, named by Huffington Post as one of the top five New York City art blogs.