Aimee Marcereau DeGalan

Aimee Marcereau DeGalan

Class

CCL Class of 2014

Institution

The Dayton Art Institute

Title

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

Institution at time of Fellowship

The Dayton Art Institute

Mentor

Michael Shapiro, High Museum of Art

Since the conclusion of the CCL program in May 2014, Aimee Marcereau DeGalan has assumed a greater leadership role at the Dayton Art Institute with complete oversight of the curatorial division. She is in the process of adding several new positions to the curatorial team and working with education staff to develop an interpretive plan for the permanent collections. Within her own department, she is actively developing a collections management strategy. A member of the leadership committee of the museum, and regular board meeting attendee, she is engaged in strategic discussions at both the board and executive committee level. Balancing administration with curatorial responsibilities, Aimee maintains an ambitious exhibition cycle and recently curated the second highest attended exhibition at the museum in the last five years. Her on-going and forthcoming research projects include work on Sebastiano Ricci, Joshua Reynolds, Mary Linwood and Grandma Moses, and Op Art in Ohio; for many of which she is writing grants to help realize.

The CCL program provided the framework to navigate some of the very real issues a mid-sized museum faces, and the courage and strategy to tackle them head on.