Susan Fisher

Susan Fisher

Program

CCL Class of 2016

Institution

Brooklyn Museum

Title

Director of Collections

Institution at time of Fellowship

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

Residency

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Mentor

Richard Armstrong, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Susan Fisher is Director of Collections at the Brooklyn Museum. From 2009-17, she was Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, the Greenwich Village historic townhouse and sculpture studio of American artist Chaim Gross (1904-91). She has previously served as the inaugural Horace W. Goldsmith Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery and on the curatorial staff at the Guggenheim Museum.  The curator and author of Picasso and the Allure of Language (Yale University Press, 2009) and over a dozen articles, she has taught modern art history and museum studies at Fairfield University and Yale University and has lectured nationally and internationally on 19th-century and modern art. She holds a PhD and MA from Yale University and a BA from Oberlin College.