Putting Artists First in Curatorial Projects with Melissa Messina

White woman with shoulder length dark hair wearing a red tank top standing against a white background | on Art Biz SuccessMelissa Messina is a nationally recognized arts specialist who has designed considered-provoking exhibitions, dynamic web-site-responsive initiatives and participating academic public programming both of those independently and in management positions at museums and non-financial gain arts businesses. For 20 many years, her work with regional, countrywide, and intercontinental artists has been presented in the U.S. in Atlanta, Kansas City, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Richmond, Savannah, and Washington, D.C., as very well as in Bermuda, France, and Hong Kong. She has lectured thoroughly and published greatly, and her investigate has been funded by Innovative Time and The Andy Warhol Basis, as well as by fellowships at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Library, Atlanta, GA, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork, Bentonville, AR.

In addition to serving select public and private purchasers, she is the curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate. She has also not long ago served as visitor curator at the Virginia Museum of Modern day Artwork, Spelman University Museum of Fine Art, the Visual Arts Heart of Richmond, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, and was the co-curator of the 2018 and 2020 Bermuda Biennials. In 2017, she co-developed Magnetic Fields: Growing American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, an intergenerational exhibition highlighting 21 Black woman abstract practitioners that traveled from Kemper Museum of Modern day Artwork in Kansas Metropolis to The National Museum of Females in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

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