The Art Institute of Chicago has announced that Jay A. Clarke has been appointed curator. She will work in the Department of Prints and Drawings, starting April 1, 2018. Clarke will oversee the department’s efforts in research, publishing, acquisitions, and exhibitions.
“Jay has superb curatorial credentials and an outstanding reputation as a strong leader, generous mentor, respected scholar, and creative collaborator,” said Kevin Salatino, curator and chair of the AIC’s department of prints and drawings. “Her curatorial and research experience at the Art Institute from 1991 to 2009, and her widely respected work now at the Clark and beyond, assure a powerful combination of knowledge and expertise to make her an exceptional addition to our department, and to our museum.”
Jay has served as the curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute since 2009. During her tenure there, she has organized twelve exhibitions, including: “The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec” (2013), “Machine Age Modernism” (2015), “No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts” (2017), and “Picasso|Encounters” (2017).