Alison Gass

Alison Gass


CCL Class of 2017


Independent Curator

Institution at time of Fellowship

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University


Baltimore Museum of Art


Chris Bedford, Baltimore Museum of Art

Alison Gass is the Chief Curator and Associate Director for Exhibitions and Collections at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. She hold degrees in Art History from Columbia University and the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. Gass began her curatorial career at the Jewish Museum in New York City, then became an Assistant Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. At SFMOMA Gass curated the SECA art award exhibitions, the New Work series and assisted in the organization of the Luc Tuymans retrospective. Most recently, she served as Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, where she helped launch the new building and established a global contemporary program featuring Imran Qureshi, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Hope Gangloff, Teresita Fernandez, Sharon Hayes and others. At Stanford, Gass is leading the development of an academically engaged exhibitions program, overseeing a major re-installation of the museum’s permanent collection. Additionally, she is organizing a major public commission and exhibition project with Trevor Paglen for 2017.

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