Galina Mardilovich. Photo: Maria Stenzel.

Galina Mardilovich Joins Mead Art Museum as Curator of Russian and European Art

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Massachusetts has appointed Galina Mardilovich to the position of curator of Russian and European art, effective July 1, 2019. Mardilovich has served as the acting curator at the museum since August 2018. During her tenure, she has curated the exhibitions “Fleeting Nature: Selections from the Collection” and “Paste, Stick, Glue: Constructing Collage in Russia,” which are currently on view, as well as “Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War” (2018). 

“Dr. Mardilovich is an outstanding scholar, teacher, and curator who, in her short time here, has already presented rich intellectual content in her exhibitions and built strong relationships with the Mead staff, faculty, and the broader Amherst College community,” said David E. Little, director and chief curator of the museum. “As a scholar who specializes in both prints and Russian art, Galina is uniquely positioned to create innovative exhibitions and programs, while extending our history of published scholarship in this field. I am excited that she has accepted this position and will be able to continue contributing to our community.”

Mardilovich received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2013 and is currently working on a book that focuses on printmaking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Commenting on her new position, she said: “I am excited about the opportunity to invigorate the wonderful exhibition program and work of the Mead, and to find new ways of engaging with the rich collections here, for both the students and our broader community.”