Susan Cross

Susan Cross


CCL Class of 2019




Curator of Visual Arts


The Menil Collection


Rebecca Rabinow, The Menil Collection

Susan Cross is Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA, where she has organized major exhibitions and commissions by Alex Da Corte, Liz Deschenes, Spencer Finch, Katharina Grosse, Allison Janae Hamilton (co-curated with Larry Ossei-Mensah), Steffani Jemison, Guillaume Leblon, Liz Glynn, Richard Nonas, and Simon Starling, among others. She is currently working on solo exhibition projects with Cauleen Smith and Marcos Ramiírez (ERRE). Group exhibitions include The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night (2018), In the Abstract (2017), The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor (2014), Invisible Cities (2012), and The Workers (2011), co-curated with Carla Herrera-Prats. Cross edited and contributed to the first monographs on Da Corte, Crowner, Finch, and Glynn and is the co-editor of Sol LeWitt: 100 Views. Previously, she was a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She has been a visiting lecturer in the art department at Williams College and serves on the board of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and on the advisory committee of the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York and the Journal of the Archives of American Art, Washington, DC. She received an MA from Williams College.

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