JOB: Contemporary Art Curator @ Crystal Bridges Museum

Curator, Contemporary Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Curator, Contemporary Art will serve as a key member of the curatorial team working to expand the impact of Crystal Bridges by broadening and sustaining an exciting and relevant contemporary art program. The Curator will be a dynamic, visionary, accomplished, and productive individual, who is charged with shepherding all activities related to contemporary art at the museum. The ideal candidate is flexible, experimental, creative, a collaborative spirit, has a passion for connecting to our guests and diverse communities, and embraces innovative ideas. Experience with post-1960 American art, exhibitions, acquisitions, publications, collection care, creating spaces, programs, and donor relations is critically important as are excellent speaking, writing, and research abilities. The Curator is expected to serve as an ambassador for Crystal Bridges locally, nationally, and internationally through active participation as a member of the field and with the general public.


M.A. in art history; Ph.D. preferred; extensive knowledge of American art post-1960 required; outdoor sculpture knowledge preferred; minimum of five years curatorial experience with a track record of exhibitions, acquisitions, publications, budget management, and supervising others; excellent verbal and written communications skills and working relationships with collectors, artists, and the art market.

For full job description and application information, please visit our website at

Crystal Bridges is committed to a diverse workforce.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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