The Baltimore Museum of Artwork (BMA) right now revealed that it has promoted Jessica Bell Brown to curator and head of its modern artwork division. In her new function, Brown, who arrived to the BMA in 2019 as an affiliate curator of up to date artwork, will handle the museum’s quickly rising assortment, arrange displays, and oversee two affiliate curators, two curatorial assistants, and a fellow.
“Since becoming a member of the BMA, Jessica has positioned artists’ voices on the core of her curatorial work, creating new platforms to expertise artwork as envisioned by its makers and bridging institutional and inventive visions and approaches,” mentioned chief curator and interim codirector Asma Naeem in an announcement. “Her imaginative and prescient, eager insights, and dedication to artists might be integral because the BMA continues to diversify its collections and increase the narratives of artwork by means of its exhibitions and packages.”
Among the many exhibitions Brown has had a hand in since becoming a member of the BMA are “A Motion in Each Path: Legacies of the Nice Migration,” which she co-organized with Ryan N. Dennis, chief curator and inventive director of the middle for artwork and public trade on the Mississippi Museum of Artwork (MMA). That includes newly commissioned works by a dozen artists exploring the affect of the Nice Migration on social and cultural life in the US, the present launched on the MMA on April 9 and opens in Baltimore on October 30. Final 12 months, with BMA affiliate curator of up to date artwork Leila Grothe, she cocurated “How Do We Know the World?,” a various reinstallation of the museum’s modern artwork galleries investigating the methods artists interact with historic, social, political, and environmental constructs. Earlier than arriving to the Baltimore establishment, Brown, who earned her BA in artwork historical past at Northwestern and her MA in the identical topic from Princeton, was consulting curator at Gracie Mansion Conservancy in New York. She has moreover labored on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork, New York, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Inventive Time.