Michael R. Taylor is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His most recent exhibitions at the museum include Thomas Chimes: Adventures in ‘Pataphysics (2007); Salvador Dalí:The Centennial Retrospective (2005), which he co-curated with Dawn Ades; and Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne (2002). Taylor studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he wrote a master’s thesis on Richard Hamilton and a doctoral dissertation on Marcel Duchamp’s readymades. He has published widely on Duchamp, Dada, and Surrealism. Future projects include a tightly focused exhibition on Duchamp’s Étant donnés (2009) and a major traveling retrospective on Arshile Gorky (2009–10), which will situate his work within the context of Surrealism.