Morrison H. Heckscher
Class of 1964
Curator Emeritus, the American Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Morrison H. Heckscher joined the staff of the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1969 and was made Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing in 2001. He received his BA from Wesleyan University, his MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and his PhD from Columbia University. Currently he is a trustee of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. Following thirteen years as the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing, Heckscher is now curator emeritus of the American Wing. During his career, Dr. Heckscher focused his research, publications, and exhibitions on 18th century American furniture and 19th and 20th century American architecture. Dr. Heckscher is widely acclaimed for his transformation of the American Wing as he oversaw its decade-long renovation and re-installation.