|Born||1965 (age 51â€“52)|
|Occupation||Museum Director and Chief Curator|
|Years active||1987 (1987)â€“present|
I grew up going to museums. I was privileged to discover art and artists in a very personal way.
As a child, our house had a backyard lined with roses tended vigilantly by my mother. So the fragrance fills me with nostalgia for my youth.
The day I decided I didn’t want to be a 19th-Century European curator, I knew I would never have the experience of people coming and going ‘ooh’ and ‘aah,’ the way they do around the Monets. It just doesn’t happen.
The privilege I’ve had as a curator is not just the discovery of new works… but what I’ve discovered about myself and what I can offer in the space of an exhibition – to talk about beauty, to talk about power, to talk about ourselves, and to talk and speak to each other.