My curatorial work includes projects at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Walters Art Museum. Paper Museums: The Reproductive Print in Europe, 1500-1800 (with Rebecca Zorach) traveled from Chicago to the Gray Gallery, New York University and was reviewed in The New York Times. The City Real and Ideal, an exhibition of prints at the Baltimore Museum of Art, partnered with Art on Purpose's Real City, Dream City to extend historical conversations into a contemporary context. Other curatorial work has investigated the relationships between early modern art and literature; medieval piety; and a century of German art.
I have worked with students at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins to curate projects both on and off campus, utilizing a range of early modern and modern materials. In these courses, students get an overview of the complexities and nuances of curatorially based research and interpretation, as well as the opportunity to work with an array of museum professionals to realize a public project. Partner museums benefit from the insights of young adult collaborators.
Co-curating with students
At Johns Hopkins, I have mentored students across a spectrum of independent projects, including installations of early modern anatomical texts, socially conscious "pop-up exhibitions" on campus, a exploration of the work of Zelda Fitzgerald, a gallery redesign, and the solo American debut of French artist Thomas Teurlai in Joseph Shaikewitz's Foot Locker.