Toby Kamps

Toby Kamps


CCL Class of 2015


White Cube


Director of External Projects

Institution at time of Fellowship

The Menil Collection


Olga Viso, Walker Art Center

Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, Houston, has organized solo exhibitions by artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly, Vanessa Beecroft, Danny Lyon, and Wols (Wolfgang Schulze), as well as thematic surveys including Silence, The Old, Weird America, Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, and, with a curatorial team, Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art. His previous positions include Curator and Department Head, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland; and Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. A graduate of Bowdoin College, the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Kamps has written on contemporary art and artists for numerous exhibition catalogues and magazines.

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Toby Kamps (CCL 2015) Named the Jane Dale Owen Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston

Congratulations to Toby Kamps (CCL 2015), who has been named the Jane Dale Owen Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Toby joins the now-27 CCL alumni currently serving as directors of cultural institutions. Most recently Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Menil Collection, Toby has ... Read More >

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White Cube names Toby Kamps (CCL 2015) as Director of External Projects

 Toby Kamps (CCL 2015) has been named Director of External Projects at White Cube, London.  Of his hire, White Cube notes, "Toby joins White Cube from the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, where he held the position of Jane Dale Owen Director and Chief Curator. Since 2016, he has ... Read More >

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CCL Announces 2015 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced its eighth class of fellows, twelve accomplished curators who have demonstrated that they are poised to be leaders in the field of art museums. The group includes professionals from ten United States institutions and two international museums. For nine of the museums, ... Read More >

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California Conclusion | Highlights from the Final Week of CCL 2015 Last month, CCL touched down in Los Angeles for the concluding week of the 2015 program. Over the course of seven days, the fellows met with leaders from every corner of the city, studied strategic alignment at the USC ... Read More >