Curator and Art Historian

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Desired position type: Full-Time


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Summary

M.A. candidate in the History of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst graduating in May 2014. Strong research and writing abilities as well as extensive experience in museums and galleries throughout New England and in New York City. Currently seeking curatorial, research, or collections management positions in museums, galleries, or historic house museums. Areas of specialization include 19th and 20th-century European and American Architecture and Design, 19th-century European Art, and Ancient Roman Art and Architecture.

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Master of Arts in Art History, 2014

Marlboro College, VT
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies, 2010, Highest Honors

Experience

Art History Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Teaching Assistant, January 2012-present
Assist instructor with developing curricula, lead discussion sections, advise students, and grade student work for introductory survey course in Art History and upper level courses in History of Modern Architecture and Museum Studies

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
Collections Assistant, June-August 2013
Cataloged museum’s collection of original works on paper by Eric Carle, wrote condition reports, updated object records in collections database, supervised shipping and receiving of artwork

University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Curatorial Fellow, May 2012-May 2013
Co-curated exhibition Shaping the View investigating how modern and contemporary artists use variety of media to capture and reimagine both interior and exterior space

The Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
Summer Program and Office Assistant, May-August 2012
Supervised Visitor’s Center and led informational tours about collections and exhibitions, processed incoming donations and accurately documented member information and contributions using Raiser’s Edge database

Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Gallery Director, August 2010-August 2011
Collaborated with gallery board members in curating monthly exhibitions showcasing local and internationally renowned photographers, managed gallery budget, researched and wrote grants

Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, VT
Gallery Supervisor, January-May 2010
Curated exhibition Art of Action: Shaping Vermont’s Future Through Art, supervised gallery during open hours and answered visitor inquiries, coordinated weekly schedule of gallery receptionists

Yale University Art Gallery, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
Curatorial Assistant, June-August 2009
Compiled matter for publication Eye on a Century: The Modern and Contemporary Art Collection of Charles B. Benenson at The Yale University Art Gallery, assisted with projects related to collections management including updating museum’s collections database (The Museum System)

John Szoke Editions, New York, NY
Research Assistant, May-August 2009
Catalogued gallery’s collection of Picasso works on paper and ceramics, checked bibliographic information in French and English

Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
Curatorial Assistant, June-August 2008
Led monthly First Friday Art Walk tours of gallery exhibits in greater Burlington area, researched materials for exhibit Macro-Micro: Jason Hackenwerth

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Curatorial Assistant, September 2007-January 2008
Coordinated juried exhibition In the Zone II, assisted with installation of exhibitions, wrote press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events, assisted Education Curator during school visits

Skills

  • Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • The Museum System (TMS)
  • ArtSystems
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • Quicken

Specialties

    Art History, Collections Management, Curating, Exhibition Design, Research, writing

Spoken Languages

    Chinese; (read and spoken), French; (read and spoken), German; (read)

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