The Yale Center for British Art seeks a Curator of Paintings and Sculpture with an exceptional record of exhibitions, publications and acquisitions to oversee the museum’s Department of Paintings and Sculpture. International in scope, the Center’s collection of paintings and sculpture ranges from the Tudor period to the present day and is especially strong in the period 1750 – 1850. The Center’s holdings of works by George Stubbs, J. M. W. Turner, and John Constable are among the most important in the world.
The Curator of Paintings and Sculpture joins the Center’s curatorial staff at a pivotal moment for the museum. Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator and serving as a key member of the Curatorial Division, the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture brings creativity and vision to the collections and proposes timely and engaging projects that promote the Center’s holdings nationally and internationally. Working collaboratively with the larger Curatorial Division, the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture initiates a dynamic and rigorous program of collection displays, loan exhibitions, publications, website projects, and interpretative strategies that contribute to the visibility of the Center’s holdings and increase audience engagement. The Curator of Paintings and Sculpture will promote use of the collection in teaching and will engage with faculty and students in identifying works relevant for classes.