Lauder Fellows in front of Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)

Leonard A. Lauder
Research Center for Modern Art

About Us

A catalyst for scholarship on modernism across media, disciplines, and geographies, the Research Center mission is to foster the understanding and appreciation of modern art, including Cubism, its origins and influence.

Founded in 2013 by Leonard A. Lauder and a group of anonymous donors, the Center supports publications and programs, such as study days and film screenings. As well as online archives and research projects, it also organizes focused research exhibitions linked to works in the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection. The Center’s Advisory Committee invites Distinguished Scholars to the Center, and awards fellowships, enabling scholars to pursue their own work. The Center promotes a dynamic, open, and lively research culture with its community of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellows, who meet together to discuss their writing, projects, and ideas. They participate in The Met fellowship program, engaging with the museum’s collections, and gaining behind the scenes insights.

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Upcoming: Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn

In 1910 Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) embarked on a decorative commission for the Brooklyn residence of artist, collector, and critic Hamilton Easter Field (1873–1922), whom he had met in Paris the year before.

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Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn

September 14, 2023–January 14, 2024
The Met Fifth Avenue

Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition

October 20, 2022–January 22, 2023
The Met Fifth Avenue
An image with a dark blue background and the exhibition title to the left in white letters. On the right, there is box construction by Juan Gris.

Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris

January 23–April 15, 2018
The Met Fifth Avenue

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