Atelier Past Faculty

Kelly Baum

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Photo courtesy Kelly Baum


Kelly Baum is Curator of Postwar and Contemporary Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Previously she served as the Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, having worked as a curator and scholar for almost fifteen years. Kelly has published widely and organized dozens of exhibitions, including Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space 2000-2010, Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled; and most recently New Jersey as Non-Site, for which she received a Warhol Curatorial Research Fellowship. Upcoming exhibitions include Beckett’s Decade. In addition to overseeing the Museum’s Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist in Residence Program, she serves as a curatorial adviser to Princeton’s campus art committee.