Graduate Alumnae and Alumni

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Photo of Alumni Kelly (Baum Ph.D. 2004)
Kelly Baum (Ph.D. 2004)
Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, New Jersey

Photo of Alumni Kristel Smentek (Ph.D. 2004, M.A. 1996
Kristel Smentek (Ph.D. 2008, M.A. 1996)
Assistant Professor of History, Theory and Criticism
Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Photo of Alumni Kristel Smentek (Ph.D. 2004, M.A. 1996
Franklin Kelly (Ph.D. 1985)
Deputy Director and Chief Curator
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
Photograph by Karen Jordan

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The following lists give institutions at which graduates are currently or have recently been employed.



Colleges and Universities:

Architecture

Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD)
Judson University (Elgin, IL)
Otterbein University (Westerville, OH)
Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Medieval

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Wheelock College (Boston, MA)

Renaissance and Baroque

California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
CUNY, New York City College of Technology (New York, NY)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX)
University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA)

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century European

Indiana University South Bend (South Bend, IN)
Maine College of Art (Portland, ME)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)

American

Bucks County Community College (Newtown, PA)
Goucher College (Baltimore, MD)
School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
Marywood University (Scranton, PA)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)
University of Texas (Austin, TX)
University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Modern and Contemporary

California State University, Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Corcoran College of Art and Design (Washington, DC)
DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
Emmanuel College (Boston, MA)
Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY)
Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN)
Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)
Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
SUNY, Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)
University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, GA)
University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia)
Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)

Other Fields

Montgomery College (Montgomery County, MD)
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Wonkwang University (Iksan, South Korea)



Museums and Other Institutions:

New England

Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NH), Director and CEO
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (Amherst, MA), Chief Curator
Greenwich Historical Society/Bush-Holley Historic Site (Greenwich, CT), Director of Exhibitions
National Heritage Museum (Lexington, MA), Museum Registrar
New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT), Director

Mid-Atlantic

Athenaeum of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA), Executive Director
Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD):

  • Director
  • Docent and Tour Program Manager of Education and Interpretation

Biggs Museum of American Art (Dover, DE), Director Emerita
Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford, PA), Associate Curator
Brooklyn Museum (New York, NY):

  • Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art
  • Associate Curator of American Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Curator Emerita
Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE):

  • Curator of American Art
  • Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE)
Delaware Military Heritage and Education Foundation (Wilmington, DE), Executive Director
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Curator Emerita
Long Island Museum (Stony Brook, NY), Associate Director & Chief Curator
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), Director
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY):

  • Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture
  • Research Associate, Modern and Contemporary Art

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Utica, NY), Director and Chief Curator
National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC):

  • Curator of American and British Paintings
  • Deputy Director/Chief Curator of American and British Paintings
  • Head of Adult Programs
  • Head of Division of Education

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art
National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC), Cultural Historian
Newark Museum (Newark, NJ), Curator of Modern and Contemporary and Senior Curator of American Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), Curator of Historical American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA):

  • Collections and Research Assistant, European Decorative Arts after 1700
  • Museum Educator and Coordinator of Teacher Programs
  • Provenance Researcher

Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ), Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), Chief Curator and Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY), Manager of Public Programs
University Museums, University of Delaware (Newark, DE), Curator
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Winterthur, DE), Estate Historian

Southeast

Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN), Chief Curator
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN), Chief Curator
Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), Executive Director
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL), Curator of Art
Tryon Palace (New Bern, NC), Curator of Educational & Interpretive Research
Virginia Historical Society (Richmond, VA), Chief Curator, and Curator of Art

Midwest and Texas

Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX), Former Director and Curator of Western Paintings and Sculpture Emeritus
Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati, OH), Curator of American Painting and Sculpture
Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH), Associate Curator of American Painting and Sculpture
DePaul Art Museum, DePaul University (Chicago, IL), Director
Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE):

  • Chief Curator and Curator of Western American Art
  • Executive Director and CEO

Loyola University Museum of Art (Chicago, IL), Curator of the Martin d'Arcy Collection
McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX), Curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts
Saint Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri--Saint Louis (Saint Louis, MO), Woodcock Curator of American Art
Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute, IN), Executive Director
Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), Curatorial Projects and Publications Manager
Wichita Art Museum (Wichita, KS), Director of Education

West

Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO), Director Emeritus
Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu, HI), Curator of European and American Art
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden (San Marino, CA), Curator of American Decorative Arts
Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Sonoma County Museum (Santa Rosa, CA), Executive Director

International

Fundacio "La Caixa" (Barcelona), Curator of Contemporary Art
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Press Officer
National Gallery (London), Curator of Dutch Paintings
Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Curator Emeritus of Decorative Arts