Kelly Baum

Kelly Baum

  • New York City, USA
  • Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About Kelly Baum

Kelly Baum is the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has held curatorial positions at the Princeton University Art Museum (2007–2015), the Blanton Museum of Art (2002–2007), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2000–2002). Kelly has curated or co-curated over twenty-five exhibitions, including Carol Bove (2006); Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space (2010); New Jersey as Non-Site (2013), for which she received a Warhol Curatorial Research Fellowship; The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection (2017); Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980 (2017), and most recentlyOdyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017. Her writing has been widely published in books and catalogues as well as in such journals as October and Art Journal. In 2018, she was a fellow in the Center for Curatorial Leadership.


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