The DMA has one of the leading collections of contemporary art in an American encyclopedic museum. The collection encompasses over 4,000 works from 1945 to the present, including major holdings of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism; conceptualism, time-based media, and installation works; photography; and the work of emerging artists. The Museum has particular strengths in German, Italian, East Asian, and Latin American art, as well as the art of the African diaspora.
The Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator will possess a keen understanding of the local, national and international art community to provide creative direction to the shaping of a balanced and dynamic exhibition and public program schedule. She/he will be perceptive and inquisitive, a critical thinker and an effective collaborator. He/she will research, plan and deliver temporary collection displays and special exhibitions in partnership with the Senior Curator and the Lupe Murchison Curator.
As a department, we will work collaboratively to ensure that we are responsive to shifts in the field, addressing historical blind spots as we strive to remain at the forefront of new trends in contemporary artistic production. We will build on the strengths of our current collections to further our position ourselves as a leader in the presentation of the transnational development of postwar art and work with our curatorial colleagues to explore cross-departmental confluences in the presentation of art across time, space, and medium.