Reporting to the Lunder Chief Curator and working with the curatorial team and others that comprise the Colby Museum and its Lunder Institute for American Art, the Katz curator envisions and implements the presentation, interpretation, publication, and collection care duties for the Alex Katz Collection and the Katz Foundation Collection at the Colby Museum. From this vantage point, they contribute to an active research, exhibition, and publications program at the museum. They also work dynamically, consistently, and responsively with the artist, his representatives, and other stakeholders to further the study and knowledge of Katz’s work and the diverse circle of historical and contemporary artists represented in the Katz Foundation holdings.
The Katz curator contributes to the Museum’s exhibitions program, including temporary exhibitions and related programming, as well as permanent-collection installations in the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz, and selectively and collaboratively in other areas of the museum’s permanent collection galleries where Alex Katz Collection and Katz Foundation Collection artworks appear. The Katz curator assists curricular and co-curricular use of the Katz and Katz Foundation collections. They conduct research dedicated to identifying new narratives in the field of American and contemporary art, advancing equity and diversity within the museum and the field, while facilitating relevant work by researchers and fellows at the Lunder Institute.
The Katz curator contributes to donor cultivation, stewardship and fundraising, sustaining strong relationships with the Museum’s Board of Governors and campus and local communities. They also supervise and mentor curatorial interns and advise them on career pathways in the arts.
Prioritizing partnership, the curator is a knowledgeable, imaginative, and skilled collaborator and project leader who cultivates a strong network of artists, museum peers, collectors, donor prospects, and other stakeholders aligned with the museum’s mission and the goals of the Katz collections at Colby.
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