About: Curatorial Staff: Barry R. Harwood

Barry Harwood

Barry R. Harwood
Curator, Decorative Arts

In 1988, Dr. Harwood joined the Brooklyn Museum and now oversees its highly regarded Decorative Arts holdings. Among the exhibitions and installations he has organized are From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith, on view through May 2009; The Furniture of George Hunzinger; Tiffany Glass and Lamps at the Brooklyn Museum; Twentieth-Century Design from the Permanent Collection; The Aesthetic Movement; and was a co-curator of American Identities: A New Look. The recipient of a B.A. from Brandeis University, Dr. Harwood was awarded an M.F.A. from Princeton University, where he also received a Ph.D. Since 1991, Harwood has been Adjunct Professor at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Parsons Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications, among the catalogue The Furniture of George Hunzinger: Invention and Innovation in Nineteenth-Century America, for which he received the Publication and Exhibition Award from the Victorian Society in America, Metropolitan Chapter.