Deputy Director and Curator of Contemporary Art
Alison Gass is curator of contemporary art for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, where she is responsible for developing exhibitions and commissions of international scope. Gass was named a young curator to watch by The New York Times in 2010.
As assistant curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA, Gass organized exhibitions for the museum’s “New Work Series,” which showcases emerging and midcareer artists, most recently with Tiago Carneiro Da Cunha, Klara Kristalova and Mika Rottenberg. She co-curated the 2008 “SECA Art Award” exhibition and the “Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards.” Additionally, she served as assistant curator for the traveling retrospective “Luc Tuymans,” 2009.
Prior to joining SFMOMA, Gass worked at the Jewish Museum in New York, The Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has published and lectured on diverse aspects of contemporary art, and holds degrees in Art History from both Columbia University and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.