Jason Busch

Jason Busch


CCL Class of 2013




Vice President, Division Director, Decorative Arts

Institution at time of Fellowship

Carnegie Museum of Art


Saint Louis Art Museum


Brent Benjamin, Saint Louis Art Museum

Kaywin Feldman, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Jason T. Busch is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Museum Programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where he oversees the Curatorial, Exhibitions and Collections, and Public Programs and Education divisions. He was formerly Chief Curator at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and curator of decorative arts and design at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Jason received his master’s degree in Early American Culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware and has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Miami University in Ohio. He has actively contributed to scholarship on decorative arts, culminating in several exhibitions and publications, including Currents of Change: Art and Life Along the Mississippi River, 1850–1861 and Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at World’s Fairs, 1851 – 1939.

The Center for Curatorial Leadership provided me with an extraordinary opportunity to understand the balance of museum leadership, management, and curation, lessons that continue to influence my career.