Leah Dickerman the Director of Editorial and Content Strategy at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City. Serving most recently as the Museum’s first Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, a post endowed in 2015, Dickerman previously held the positions of Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA (2008-2015), Acting Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art (NGA), Washington, D.C. (2007), and Associate Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art at the NGA (2001-2007).
Dickerman has served on the editorial board of the journal October since 2001 and has written extensively on European art between the two World Wars. She was Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford University from 1997–2000, and has also taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, and the University of Delaware. She was the David E. Finley fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art.
In 2019, Leah Dickerman was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.