Jen Mergel joined the MFA Boston in 2010 as the Beal Family Senior Curator to build the collections and exhibition programs that inaugurated the Museum’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. As Interim Chair of the Wing, she has overseen collaborative initiatives to newly activate collections, academic and community partnerships, and audience engagement. Previously at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (2005-10), her notable exhibitions include: Tara Donovan (2008), Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork (2010), Permission to be Global/Prácticas Globales (2013), Lee Mingwei: Sonic Blossom (2015), and Political Intent (2016).
For the Association of Art Museum Curators, she is Vice President, Programming, and Diversity Task Force Co-Head. Mergel graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, received her M.A. from Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies, and now sits on the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University’s Board of Advisors. She is a proud native of Boston.
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