Sharon Matt Atkins
Managing Curator of Exhibitions
Sharon Matt Atkins joined us in 2009 and is the Managing Curator of Exhibitions, overseeing our exhibition program. Before her move to Brooklyn, Atkins was the Assistant Curator at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, since 2004. There, she was responsible for modern and contemporary art, and organized exhibitions from the collection as well as traveling loan shows—among them Andy Warhol: Pop Politics, which traveled to the Neuberger Museum of Art, and Spotlight New England: Kirsten Reynolds. Previously she was a Research Assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and worked at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A graduate of Iowa State University, Atkins received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she also taught art history and writing courses. At the Brooklyn Museum, she co-organized GO: a community-curated open studio project (2012) with Shelley Bernstein. She has also coordinated exhibitions devoted to Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell, and has facilitated numerous other special exhibitions. In 2014, she organized Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, as well as the Brooklyn presentation of Ai Weiwei: According to What?.