Contemporary art curator Alison Gass has been appointed director of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art. Starting May 1, she will take on the responsibilities of spearheading collaborations with students and faculty, and overseeing the venue’s permanent collection of more than fifteen thousand objects.
Since 2014, Gass has served as the chief curator and associate director for exhibitions and collections at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. She previously was a member of the leadership team of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University when it opened its doors and worked as the museum’s acting director. A current fellow at the Center for Curatorial leadership, Gass has curated shows at the Cantor Arts Center, the Broad Art Museum, and SF MoMA.