Alumni Update: Wisconsin Curatorium

Linde B. Lehtinen (MA 2005, PhD 2014), Assistant Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has shared a snapshot into the latest meeting of the Wisconsin Curatorium from May 2020. According to Linde:

Our “Wisconsin Curatorium” zoom meeting, initiated by Amy Powell, was a way to check in with each other and hear how our respective institutions were doing as well as get updates on the status of projects and exhibitions during this unprecedented crisis. We also reminisced about our Wisconsin days! Several of us had never met before but had so many colleagues and interests in common, so it was a unique opportunity for our group of curator (and one director!) folks to finally come together.

As River Encalada Bullock observed, “It felt meaningful to connect with colleagues in the museum field during these deeply troubled times as each of our institutions grapples with the effects of COVID-19 on our communities. I hope to continue the conversations and find ways to support each other in pressing our institutions to mobilize in anti-racist actions and defence of black life in the United States.”

Marcela Guerrero added that “I think it’s pretty unique that UW’s Art History program has graduated so many distinguished museum professionals. It was great catching up and reconnecting with them, many of whom I’m proud to call my friends.”

Members of the Wisconsin Curatorium include:
Nichole N. Bridges, Associate Curator in Charge, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Saint Louis Art Museum, MA 2002, PhD 2009

River Encalada Bullock, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), PhD 2018

Robert Cozzolino, Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Painting, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MA 2000, PhD 2006

Eric Crosby, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art, MA in Communication Arts – Film 2005

Ryan Grover, Sewell C. Biggs Curator of American Art, Biggs Museum of American Art, MA 2003

Marcela Guerrero, Whitney Museum of American Art, Assistant Curator, PhD 2015

Katie Hanson, Associate Curator of European Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, UW, Art History and French, BA 2001

Linde B. Lehtinen, Assistant Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), M.A. 2005, PhD 2014

Liz McGoey, Ann S. and Samuel M. Mencoff Associate Curator, Arts of the Americas, The Art Institute of Chicago, BA 2003

Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MA 2007, PhD 2012

Mary Savig, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, BA in Art History and Classical Humanities, 2006

Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum, BA 2005

Tamara Schenkenberg, Curator, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, MA 2005, PhD 2014

Beth A. Zinsli, Curator, Wriston Art Galleries; Assistant Professor of Art History; Director, Museum Studies Interdisciplinary Program, Lawrence University, PhD 2014