The Art Institute of Chicago shares its singular collections with our city and the world. We collect, care for, and interpret works of art across time, cultures, geographies, and identities, centering the vision of artists and makers. We recognize that all art is made in a particular context, demanding continual, dynamic reconsideration in the present. We are a place of gathering; we foster the exchange of ideas and inspire an expansive, inclusive understanding of human creativity.
The museum’s collections of Applied Arts of Europe comprise 9,500 works of art ranging in date from about 1100 to 1945. There are outstanding holdings of arms and armor, ceramics, glass, British furniture of the 18th and 19th century, and works in all media from the Arts and Crafts Movement. The Department seeks an Associate Curator who will have responsibility for the ceramics collection as well as works in all media from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The department is committed to developing an inclusive account of design history, exploring creative communities and global networks and their relevance for contemporary audiences.
Under the direction of the Chair, and in collaboration with other AAE staff, shares responsibilities for researching, interpreting and acquiring works for the department of Applied Arts of Europe.