Toby Kamps

Toby Kamps

Class

CCL Class of 2015

Institution

The Menil Collection

Title

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

The Menil Collection

Mentor

Olga Viso, Walker Art Center

Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, Houston, has organized solo exhibitions by artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly, Vanessa Beecroft, Danny Lyon, and Wols (Wolfgang Schulze), as well as thematic surveys including Silence, The Old, Weird America, Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, and, with a curatorial team, Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art. His previous positions include Curator and Department Head, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland; and Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. A graduate of Bowdoin College, the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Kamps has written on contemporary art and artists for numerous exhibition catalogues and magazines.