The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks a Curator of Contemporary Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art has a wing dedicated to contemporary art where objects from its fine collection including painting, sculpture, print, drawings, photographs, and new media are exhibited. Recent acquisitions include major works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ana Mendieta, Meleko Mokgosi, Amy Sherald, Louise Lawler, Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems, Melvin Edwards, Senga Nengudi, and Stephen Towns. In addition to a major retrospective on Jack Whitten, other past exhibitions include two widely admired shows John Waters: Indecent Exposure and Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day, and a current series of smaller project shows organized within the Contemporary collection galleries. This is a highly attractive opportunity to work at a renowned and rapidly transforming museum that aspires to become a national and international leader in innovation around the role of art and creativity and establishing a museum platform in our society and in communities like Baltimore.
The Curator of Contemporary Art will oversee post-1960 art. S/he will enhance the collection and nurture a vibrant community of collectors and artists through exhibitions, public programs, and publications of scholarly significance. Baltimore benefits from a significant community of visual and performance artists in an increasingly vital collaboration with the city’s cultural institutions, including the nationally ranked Maryland Institute College of Art and a remarkable number of other strong academic institutions. It is a priority for the Museum staff to engage in meaningful ways with Maryland’s vibrant artistic community to build support for the BMA and to nurture a growing interest in contemporary art. The Curator of Contemporary Art reports to the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Chief Curator and the Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director. In partnership with the Chief Curator and the Director, the Curator of Contemporary Art will implement the Museum's curatorial objectives and will be encouraged to champion fresh thinking and approaches to art and to seize opportunities to be creative, experimental and innovative.
We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, museum and restaurant discounts, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating holidays, and sick days.
Please send cover letter, resume, record of scholarship, and salary requirements via email to HR@artbma.org with “Curator of Contemporary Art” Last Name and First Name in the subject line.
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