Curatorial Network Accelerator of Boston 2017 – Present
Founding Director: Secured $20,000 grant to convene institutional and independent curators across Greater Boston to develop a co-mentorship program. The structure: facilitated workshops that address barriers to access and inclusion in the curatorial profession, interrogate exhibition models, critique interpretation rhetoric, and accelerate a city-wide curatorial network through co-authored exhibitions, events, or essays. The goal: to encourage creative partnership within and between institutions, expand art audiences, illuminate and retain talent, and build cultural equity. First step: Public panel of national speakers and day-long curatorial summit of 60 colleagues scheduled for February 28-March 1, 2019.
Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL), New York, NY 2017
Fellowship: Selected from an international pool of curators as the 10th class of colleagues to train with Columbia Business School faculty and keynote speakers on executive leadership in the arts; certified in coursework on strategic planning, organizational alignment, evaluation and decision making, budgets, team building and collective intelligence, management, negotiation, philanthropy, and moral leadership. Completed a residency with Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, and a weeklong practicum on Diversifying the Curatorial Profession.
Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) 2016 – Present
Vice President, Programs: Executive Committee Board Member, responsible for supporting the organization’s fiscal health, public positioning, and quality programming for members; oversee the Professional Development, Career Support, and Conference Committees since May 2016; Board Member and Founding Co-Chair of the Inclusion and Access Task Force: May 2015-May 2017. Organized and led the 2016 conference panel Diversifying the Curatorial Profession: How the Internship/Fellowship Track Can Be Our Essential Path Toward Change (2016). Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee 2014-2016, member since 2012: Organized and led webinars: Curating Social Justice: Three Case Studies (2016) and Working with Living Artists: A Roadmap to Navigate Commissions, Interpretation, and Contracts (2014). AAMC Member since 2008.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 2015 – Present
Museum Council Steering Committee Member: guide membership, fundraising projects, and member events for MFA patrons under age 50.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA 2016 – Present
Board of Advisors Member: guide the leadership of the School, which became part of Tufts University, July 2016.
Online speaker: nationally and internationally promoted professions in the visual arts for girls ages 9-13.
Contemporary Curators’ Conference (CCC) 2011 – 2017
Steering Committee Member: determined locations, invites, programming and evaluation of this annual conference for curators of contemporary art affiliated with institutions in the U.S.; Co-chair 2011-2013; in 2013, led first steering committee retreat to review organization, format, and future; Organizer and Host in 2012 of the twelfth conference in Boston for 70 national colleagues; Invited as conference attendee since 2008.