Christian Larsen is Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2015. He joined the Met with the mandate to build and display its collection of 20th and 21st-century decorative arts and design. Critics widely acclaimed his debut exhibition Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical at The Met Breuer (2017). Larsen was Curator at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University where his exhibition and catalogue Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern (2015) received an Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Exhibition Award. As a former curator in the Architecture & Design Department, MoMA, he organized several exhibitions including Digitally Mastered (2006-2007), 50 Years of Helvetica (2007-2008), and Ateliers Jean Prouvé (2008-2009). He received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. and M.Phil in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center, where he is a doctoral candidate finishing his dissertation Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture. His most recent research focuses on the intersection of design and film, including an article on the set design as eco-feminist suburban horror in Todd Haynes’ Safe.