Emily Warner

Emily Warner


Emily Warner is a historian of American and Modern art, currently pursuing a doctorate in Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research revolves around the history of abstract murals in the New Deal and early Cold War decades. More generally, she is interested in how and for what purposes art has been claimed as “public,” and how its various sites—from specific buildings to galleries and museums—have contributed to such an understanding. She has worked in curatorial, conservation, and education departments at several museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is currently the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department. She is a recipient of the Herskovic Prize for Graduate Work on Abstract Expressionism, and of fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Luce / ACLS Foundation. 

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Center for Curatorial Leadership Trains New Generation of Curatorial Leaders Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students Selected for 2015 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice   The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced the participants of the second CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, recognizing fifteen art history doctoral students ... Read More >