Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Arkansas
Allison Glenn is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She focuses on public structure with outdoor exhibitions such as Color Field (open through Sept 2019). She has also recently produced gallery exhibitions exploring identity, language, and relationships in art, such as Personal Space (2018) and Small Talk (2019). Before joining Crystal Bridges, Glenn was the Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate for Prospect 4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, the 2017 international triennial at Prospect New Orleans that opened in November 2017. She has also served as director of Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and as a Curatorial Fellow with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Glenn was named to the “Art 50: Chicago’s Visual Vanguard” list for her contributions to Chicago’s arts and culture.
Her previous exhibitions include Out of Easy Reach (multiple sites, Chicago 2018); In the beginning, sometimes I left messages in the street (multiple sites, Chicago, 2016); Look at me Now! (Monique Meloche Gallery, 2015); and Feedback (Arts Incubator, University of Chicago, 2013). Glenn’s writing has also been featured in publications such as Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada (LACMA, 2015); Prospect 3: Notes for Now (Prospect New Orleans Triennial, 2014); Fore (Studio Museum, Harlem, 2012); and contributions to Hyperallergic, ART21 Magazine, Pelican Bomb, and Newcity.
Glenn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Photography and Urban Studies from Wayne State University and a dual Master’s degree in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism with Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is interested in furthering access and equity through the cultivation of inclusive art histories.
The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. This long running juried competition also showcases some of America’s best curatorial talent. Recent jurors include: Catherine Futter, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Joel Parsons, Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College; Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center; Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Sandra Firmin, Colorado University Art Museum; Kelly Shindler, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; George Shackelford, Kimbell Art Museum; Liza Simone, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles; Alison Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Houston, currently Bo Bartlett Center; and Miranda Lash, currently Speed Art Museum.