Sharon Matt AtkinsBrooklyn Museum

    Dr. Sharon Matt Atkins is the vice director of exhibitions and collections management at the Brooklyn Museum. She previously served as the managing curator of exhibitions at the same institution. She most recently organized “Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” and “FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds.” In 2014, she coordinated the exhibition “Swoon: Submerged Motherlands,” as well as the Brooklyn presentation of “Ai Weiwei: According to What?.” In 2012, she co-organized “GO: a community-curated open studio project” with Shelley Bernstein. She has also coordinated exhibitions devoted to Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell, and has facilitated numerous other special exhibitions. Before her move to Brooklyn, Atkins was assistant curator at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, and held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Atkins received her PhD and MA in Art History from Rutgers University, where she also taught art history and writing courses.

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