Brett Littman

After four years as deputy director of MoMA PS1, where he managed five departments and oversaw the Warm Up summer DJ festival and (now radio, Brett Littman assumed the post of executive director of The Drawing Center in 2007.
Littman brought with him experience as a writer and critic as well as an administrator: since 1996 he has contributed news and commentary to a range of international publications and critical essays to many scholarly catalogues.
As a curator, Littman has organized a number of noteworthy exhibitions. For The Drawing Center, he curated Yüksel Arslan: Visual Interpretations; Greta Magnusson Grossman: Lighting and Furniture; Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?, which was awarded the `Best Show in Non-Profit Gallery’ award by AICA USA in 2010, as well as Drawing and its Double: Selections from the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome (2011) and co-curated with Joanna Kleinberg, Sean Scully: Change and Horizontals (toured to four Europe venues in 2012-2013 and will be at TDC in September 2013). Littman organized Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios, the inaugural exhibition for the Center’s newly expanded space in November 2012 and is currently working on Notationotations, a collaboration between Susan Hefuna and choreographer Luca Veggetti and Alexis Rockman: Drawings from the Life of Pi both opening in September 2013; and Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity, the first exhibition to explore the drawings of the world renowned chef from elBulli, which will debut in January 2014. For the American Folk Art Museum, New York, Littman organized Eugene Von Bruenchenhein in 2010, for Japan Society Gallery, he has curated the drawing component of their Mariko Mori exhibition slated for October 2013 and David Lynch: Naming for Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles, opening in November 2013.
Along with his curatorial responsibilities, Littman collaborates with board and staff members to frame The Drawing Center’s vision and strategic course. He oversees all aspects of running and programming the museum and managed and oversaw the Center’s $10 million capital campaign and building expansion which was completed in November 2012.