Although the curatorial "track" for art history PhDs is an increasingly popular option, it does not have as clear a path as the academic job market. UM PhD Alexandra Schwartz will discuss her career from Tappan Hall, to MoMA, to founding the Contemporary Art Program at the Montclair Art Museum, including the ups and downs of this path, and why the choice between teaching and curatorial is not always an either/or.
Alexandra Schwartz is curator of contemporary art at the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey. She received her PhD and MA in the history of art from the University of Michigan. Her book Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles was published in 2010 by MIT Press.