Within the Collections and Exhibitions Department, the Assistant Curator will be a key member of the Barnes Foundation’s Curatorial team, working closely with colleagues in and across departments to advance the Barnes’s mission by assisting with the organization and production of exhibitions and publications, developing interpretive materials, and conducting and publishing research on the permanent collection and institutional history. The Assistant Curator will contribute to conceiving and developing exhibitions and installations on the Barnes’s Philadelphia campus with a particular focus on African American art and art of the African diaspora.
Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.
Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.
The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.