Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Maurice Marciano Director
Johanna Burton is Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining the Center, she held leadership positions in curatorial and educational departments at the New Museum, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program, and was a CCL (Center for Curatorial Leadership) Fellow in 2019. Burton has curated exhibitions including Sherrie Levine: Mayhem at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011); Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2013); Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); and, at the New Museum in New York XFR STN (2013), Cheryl Donegan: Scenes and Commercials (2016), Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room (2016), A.K. Burns: Shabby but Thriving (2017), and Trigger: Gender As A Tool And A Weapon (2017), among other projects.
She is the editor of Cindy Sherman (October Files, MIT Press, 2006); and, as the series editor for The Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture (co-published by The New Museum and MIT Press), oversaw volumes including Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (edited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, 2015); Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, and Dominic Willsdon, 2016); Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton, 2017); and Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value (edited by C. Riley Snorton and Hentyle Yapp, 2020).
Johanna Burton (CCL 2019) has been nameed Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University. Previously the director and curator of education and public engagement at the New Museum in New York City, Burton will begin her Directorship at the Wexner in March. “Johanna is the perfect ... Read More >
Dennis Carr (CCL 2019) has been named Chief Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens! Carr will join The Huntington from the MFA Boston, where he has served as the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture since 2007. While at the ... Read More >
René Morales (CCL 2019) has been named Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where he has been a member of the curatorial staff since 2005. During his tenure at PAMM, Morales has curated over 50 exhibitions. Recent curatorial projects include Christo and Jeanne-Claude: ... Read More >
Ryan N. Dennis (CCL 2019) has been named named Chief Curator and Artistic Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art's Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE). Since 2017, Ryan has served as the Curator and Programs Director of Project Row Houses (PRH) in Houston, Texas. She joined Project Row Houses in ... Read More >
Johanna Burton (CCL 2019) has been named Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles! Since 2019, Burton has been the executive director of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Previously, she served as the Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New ... Read More >
René Morales (CCL 2019) has been named Chief Curator of the MCA Chicago! René is currently the director of curatorial affairs and chief curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). During his tenure at PAMM, Morales has curated over 50 exhibitions. Curatorial projects include Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, 1980–83 (2018), Dara Friedman: Perfect ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has selected twelve curators for participation in the 2019 class of its annual Fellowship. Following the organization’s most competitive review process to date, the cohort chosen for the program will convene from January through May 2019. The program includes three weeks of in-session instruction, ... Read More >
This January, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) welcomed its twelfth class of Fellows to New York City for the beginning of their five-month Fellowship. Over the two-week intensive, they received instruction from Columbia Business School professors and met with leaders in the field, delving into different approaches to leadership ... Read More >