March 4, 2024

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Putting Artists First in Curatorial Projects with Melissa Messina

White woman with shoulder length dark hair wearing a red tank top standing against a white background | on Art Biz SuccessMelissa Messina is a nationally identified arts expert who has developed assumed-provoking exhibitions, dynamic web-site-responsive initiatives and engaging academic public programming both of those independently and in leadership positions at museums and non-revenue arts companies. For 20 yrs, her get the job done with regional, countrywide, and global artists has been offered in the U.S. in Atlanta, Kansas City, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Richmond, Savannah, and Washington, D.C., as perfectly as in Bermuda, France, and Hong Kong. She has lectured extensively and released greatly, and her analysis has been funded by Innovative Time and The Andy Warhol Basis, as properly as by fellowships at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Library, Atlanta, GA, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

In addition to serving choose general public and non-public clients, she is the curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate. She has also not long ago served as guest curator at the Virginia Museum of Up to date Artwork, Spelman Faculty Museum of Good Art, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and the New Orleans Museum of Artwork, and was the co-curator of the 2018 and 2020 Bermuda Biennials. In 2017, she co-produced Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, an intergenerational exhibition highlighting 21 Black female abstract practitioners that traveled from Kemper Museum of Modern Artwork in Kansas Town to The Countrywide Museum of Girls in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

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