16 Female Curators Shaking Things Up In 2016


Curators; who help build collections, organize events and exhibits, discover new art and more; help shape the art world--and many influential curators are women. Artnet News brings us 16 women curators to watch in 2016. Check out an excerpt and the list below, and read the full article at the link.  There's no shortage of female curators making their mark on the art world.

Here's a small sample of just a few women to keep your eye on this year, as we look forward to exhibitions such as "Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible" at the new Met Breuer in New York, the Beatriz Santiago Muñoz show at the New Museum, "Women of Abstract Expressionism" at the Denver Art Museum, and more.

1. Kelly Baum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

When Baum joined the Metropolitan Musem of Art as curator of postwar and contemporary art in the museum's department of modern and contemporary art in June 2015, her timing couldn't have been better.

Baum has become a key player as the museum prepares to unveil the new Met Breuer space (aka, the old Whitney Museum), curating "Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible" with her predecessor, Nicholas Cullinan, and the Met's European painting curator, Andrea Bayer. Baum comes to New York from Princeton University Art Museum, where she was the curator of modern and contemporary art.

The 16 female curators profiled are:

1. Kelly Baum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2. Johanna Burton, New Museum, New York

3. Kalia Brooks, independent curator, New York

4. Gwen Chanzit, Denver Art Museum, Denver

5. Federica Chiocchetti, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

6. Lauren Cornell, New Museum, New York

7. Astrid de Maismont, Gertrude and ArtList, New York

8. Amanda Hunt, Studio Museum in Harlem

9. Clara M. Kim, the Tate Modern, London

10. Koyo Kouoh, RAW Material Company, Dakar

11. Christine Macel, Centre Pompidou, Paris

12. Piper Marshall, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

13. Ceci Moss, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

14. Selene Preciado, the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles

15. Lauren RossVirginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond, Virginia

16. Jennifer Scanlan, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City


Read about each curator in detail in the full article on Artnet