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Miranda McClintic is a curator, art historian, and art advisor who specializes in 20th and 21th century art. She was the United States Commissioner to the 24th São Paulo Bienal, where she curated a major environmental installation by Judy Pfaff. She also served as the former curator of exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian from 1978-1984. McClintic has authored numerous books and catalogues such as Art in the Anchorage for Creative Time, Modernism and Abstraction for the Smithsonian Institution, and David Smith: Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman for the Hirsshorn Museum. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from New York University.
Characteristic of the United States in their physical openness and heterogeneity, Pfaff’s works are amalgams of cross-cultural references derived from their immediate physical and social situations. These inclusive re-formations of familiar reality encourage people to look at art and at the surrounding world in new ways.read more »