Julie Lazar specializes in working with arts organizations and contemporary artists to produce and present new art. From 1981-2000, she served as a founding curator then as director of experimental programs for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. As an independent curator, Lazar also directs a small arts consultancy firm, Icanetwork.org. In New York, she held key administrative and fund raising positions at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller University, The Hudson River Museum, and P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art.