Baltimore Museum of Art Hires Jessica Bell Brown as Associate Curator for Contemporary Art

To expand its contemporary art department, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has hired Jessica Bell Brown and Leila Grothe as associate curators. They are joining a growing team of female curators at BMA led by chief curator Asma Naeem and fortified by senior research and programming curator Katy Siegel, reported Culture Type.

A New York-based writer, curator, and art historian, Brown recently served as consulting curator at Gracie Mansion Conservancy in New York, where she organized “She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919-2019” (2018-19). (...) Previously, Grothe was associate curator at the Wattis Institute at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco (2014-19).

"The artists and exhibitions the museum is presenting increasingly reflect the surrounding community and society at-large. The more expansive approach is beginning to show up in its curatorial staffing," writes Culture Type.

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