The Henry J. Heinz II Director
Areas of focus: Contemporary Art
Eric Crosby is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art. He joined the museum in October 2015 as the Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, becoming senior curator in 2018. He quickly made his mark with a number of outstanding exhibitions involving significant partnerships. These included 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art, a collaborative exhibition that examined the current state of American society through the combined lenses of two major museum collections; and Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection, 1945 to Now, a reinstallation of CMOA’s postwar and contemporary art galleries.
Eric is currently planning an exhibition titled Working Thought that explores how artists engage with the critical issues of labor, class, and economic inequality that have shaped American life past and present. For his research on this project, Crosby was awarded a 2018 Curatorial Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Prior to joining CMOA, Crosby was Associate Curator, Visual Arts, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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