Katie Pfohl

Title: Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Affiliation: New Orleans Museum of Art

Before becoming Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Pfohl served as a curator at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, and she has a wide range of academic and curatorial experience. She has curated three significant exhibitions at the LSU Museum of Art in the past year, including a career retrospective for the New Orleans artist Margaret Evangeline. Her forthcoming project, Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas, includes works of art by both Louisianan and Mexican artists from the 1920s through 1950s, and will be accompanied by a bilingual exhibition catalogue with essays by Pfohl.

Pfohl has curatorial experience working in three of the premier art museums in the country-the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2006, she completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, a widely respected contemporary art residency program that invites curators, artists and scholars from across the world to participate in a year-long seminar on pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. Modern and contemporary art was also a major focus of Pfohl’s Ph.D. at Harvard University.