Beverly Payeff-Masey

Beverly Payeff-Masey is a design historian and educator with extensive US Foreign Service experience in Europe and Southeast Asia. She is the Director of the Masey Archive, a design-history resource for scholars, architectural historians, and filmmakers that she co-founded with her late husband Jack Masey.

The Masey Archive grew out of Jack Masey’s private collection as Director of Design for the United States Information Agency during the height of the Cold War, and his work as an author of ‘Cold War Confrontations: US Exhibitions and Their Role In The Cultural Cold War’ (Lars Muller, 2008). The Masey Archive houses an extensive collection of images, textual documents, rare artifacts, and ephemera that document the intersection of post-WWII American Modernism with the international political and cultural realities of the Cold War.

Click here to read an article by Mina Chow and Beverly Payeff-Masey about their experiences at Expo 2020 Dubai: Suspended in a Spectacle: Public Diplomacy at Expo 2020 Dubai (Source: The Architect’s  Newspaper)

Highlights from Beverly Payeff-Masey at the USA Pavilion