The Cleveland Museum of Art has appointed Emily Liebert as its new associate curator of contemporary art. Liebert will be charged with further developing the museum’s contemporary art program in collaboration with the curator and chair of modern, contemporary, and decorative art, Reto Thüring. She will take up the post in late November.
“I am thrilled that Emily is joining the museum at such a dynamic moment for our contemporary art program, particularly with such upcoming exhibitions as ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ and the Front Festival,” said director William M. Griswold. “Emily is a terrific curator with a creative approach to making contemporary art accessible to a very broad audience. We very much look forward to having her as a colleague in Cleveland.”
Liebert has served as a curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, since 2013, and was part of the curatorial team for “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends,” organized by Leah Dickerman. Previously, she was the coordinator for education and public affairs at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, from 2003 to 2005, and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art from 2008 to 2011.