Art Institute of Chicago Names Kate Nesin Associate Curator of Contemporary Art


Kate Nesin will join the Art Institute of Chicago as associate curator of contemporary art. She will work closely with James Rondeau, the curator of contemporary art, to develop original exhibitions, build the museums’ collection of contemporary art and foster innovative partnerships in Chicago and other locations.

Formerly a Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art, Kate’s previous projects include an exhibition surveying Jules Olitski’s six decade-plus career, a contemporary Australian Aboriginal art exhibition, and a reinstallation plan for galleries in the museum’s modern and contemporary wing.

Kate Nesin received her B.A. from Harvard and her M.A. in the fields of modern and contemporary art history, with a focus on postwar sculptural practice. She holds a Ph. D from Princeton, where she wrote her dissertation on Cy Twombly, and has taught at Princeton, New York University, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.