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Thomas M. Messer

Born: 9-Feb-1920
Birthplace: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Died: 15-May-2013
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Curator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Director of the Guggenheim, 1961-88

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Wife: Remedio Garcia Villa (m. 1948, d. 2002)

    University: Thiel College (attended 1939)
    University: BA Modern Languages, Boston University (1942)
    University: French Civilization, Sorbonne (1947)
    University: MA Art History, Harvard University (1951)

    Guggenheim Museum New York City Director (1961-88)
    Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Director (1957-61)
    American Federation of Arts Director (1955-56)
    American Federation of Arts Dir. of Exhibitions (1953-55)
    American Federation of Arts Asst. Director (1952-53)
    Roswell Museum and Art Center Director (1949-52)
    Americas Society
    Guggenheim Foundation Board of Directors (1981-88)
    MacDowell Colony President (1977-80)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1944

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