Jason Busch

Jason Busch

Jason T. Busch is the Becky and Bob Alexander Director & CEO of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) in New York. Busch has several decades of experience working in the arts throughout the United States. Prior to AFAM, Busch served as assistant curator of decorative arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford; associate curator of architecture, design, decorative arts, craft, and sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art; chief curator and curator of decorative arts and design at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; deputy director for curatorial affairs and museum programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum; division director for decorative arts at Sotheby’s, New York; and director of the Jason Jacques Gallery, New York. He has curated several large exhibitions and collection installations and authored the associated publications, including Currents of Change: Art and Life Along the Mississippi River, 1850–1861 (2004); Carnegie Museum of Art: Decorative Arts and Design Collection (2009); and Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at World’s Fairs, 1851–1939 (2012).

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.

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