BRETT ANGELL, senior exhibitions preparator, has previously worked at the Walker Art Center and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. He is also a practicing artist whose work is represented locally by Gallery Kayafas and is in the collections of the Chazen Museum of Art, Springfield Art Museum, and the Sioux City Art Center.
EMILY BEENY, assistant curator of European Paintings, specializes in 19th- and 20th-century material. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Columbia University, and worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York before joining the MFA in 2012.
LAWRENCE BERMAN joined the staff of the MFA in 1999. Berman received his PhD in Egyptology from Yale University. Before coming to Boston, he was curator of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles, and is a frequent lecturer and contributor to public television. He was curator of the 2008 Gund Gallery exhibition, “Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum,” co-curator of the 2010 exhibition, “Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC,” and is co-author of Arts of Ancient Egypt in the MFA Highlights series.
MARIETTA CAMBARERI, Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, holds a PhD in art history from New York University and has been at the MFA since 2001, working primarily on the European sculpture collection. She curated the 2007 exhibition “Donatello to Giambologna: Italian Renaissance Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” and is currently developing an exhibition on della Robbia sculptures in American collections. Most recently, Cambareri has focused on the study, display, and development of the Museum’s collection of Judaica.
DENNIS CARR, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture in Art of the Americas, focuses on American and Latin American art. He holds graduate degrees from Yale University and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. Prior to arriving at the MFA in 2007, he worked in American Paintings and Sculpture and American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery.
DENISE DOXEY, curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, came to the MFA in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where she was Keeper of the Egyptian Section. She earned an MPhil at Oxford University and a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Doxey has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, and is a published expert on Egyptian art, archeology, history, religion, and literature.
NONIE GADSDEN, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, studied at Yale University and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. Prior to her arrival at the MFA in 2004, she worked at the Chipstone Foundation and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
KAREN HAAS has worked with Trustee Saundra Lane and her collection since 1995, and has been the Lane Curator of Photographs at the MFA since 2001. She has curated a number of exhibitions, including “Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street” and “An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection.”
YVONNE MARKOWITZ, Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, oversees the Museum’s exceptional collection of nearly 21,000 ornaments. She is a past editor of the Journal of the American Society of Jewelry Historians; an editor of Adornment, the Magazine of Jewelry and Related Arts; co-director of the annual Adornment conference (ASJRA); and the author of numerous jewelry-related books and articles.
AL MINER, assistant curator of Contemporary Art, joined the MFA staff in 2010. Prior to the Museum, he worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of modern and contemporary art. His honors include fellowships from the Association of Art Museum Curators, the American Alliance of Museums, and Artis. Most recently, Miner curated the exhibitions “Ori Gersht: History Repeating” and “Dawit L. Petros: Sense of Place.”
ANNE NISHIMURA MORSE, William and Helen Pounds Senior Curator of Japanese Art, has been a member of the Department of the Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa since 1985. Among the many exhibitions she has organized are “Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings of the Floating World, 1690–1850” and “Japanese Masterpieces,” an exhibition that attracted more than 1.2 million visitors when it toured Japan in 2012–13.
PAM PARMAL, David and Roberta Logie Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts Curator, and head of the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts, oversees the MFA’s encyclopedic collection of textiles and fashion, and most recently curated a series of three exhibitions on Colonial Boston embroidery for the opening of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing.
KAREN QUINN is the Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas. She is the curator of the current exhibition, “Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art,” and since joining the MFA, she has organized numerous exhibitions, most recently “Art of the White Mountains” and “American Landscape: Niagara to Yosemite.” She is also an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College.
VICTORIA REED, curator for Provenance, received an MA and PhD in Art History from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Reed has been conducting provenance research at the MFA since 2003, and is responsible for the review of potential acquisitions as well as the development of due diligence policies and practice throughout the curatorial division.
GERALD ROY and his partner Paul Pilgrim, both trained artists, began an interior design business together in the 1960s. Quilts were a part of their inventory and as they saw more of the textiles, they began a lifelong passion of collecting those with strong visual appeal. Both became accomplished quilt makers and knowledgeable historians. They helped established the quilt appraisal certification program, and have curated exhibitions and taught nationally and internationally.
BENJAMIN WEISS has been Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Visual Culture since 2010, and has curated the exhibitions “The Postcard Age” and “Audubon’s Birds, Audubon’s Words.” Prior to arriving at the Museum, he was curator of Rare Books at the Burndy Library, a collection dedicated to the history of science and technology. His own work in the history of books has focused on Renaissance editions of Claudius Ptolemy’s Geography, the only ancient geographical text to survive with maps.