Broad Art Museum Appoints Alison Gass as Curator of Contemporary Art

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has announced the appointment of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art assistant curator of painting and sculpture Alison Gass as its new curator of contemporary art.

Gass has organized exhibitions of work by Klara Kristalova and Mika Rottenberg at SFMOMA, and served as assistant curator on the museum’s 2009 Luc Tuymans retrospective. She previously worked as a curatorial assistant at the Jewish Museum and a research fellow at the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Prior to joining SFMOMA, Gass worked at the Jewish Museum in New York, The Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has published and lectured on diverse aspects of contemporary art, and holds degrees in Art History from both Columbia University and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

“It is rare to have the opportunity to build a new arts institution from the time of its inception, and I am thrilled to be joining the Broad at MSU as it prepares to open in the spring,” said Gass. “It is particularly exciting to focus on engaging students with contemporary art, art history, and the ways art speaks to contemporary experience around the world.”

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