Tricia Laughlin Bloom
Associate Curator of Exhibitions
In 2011, Tricia Laughlin Bloom joined the Brooklyn Museum as Associate Curator of Exhibitions. She has organized the Brooklyn presentations of HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Question Bridge: Black Males, Keith Haring: 1978–1982, and most recently WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. Bloom was also the Project Coordinator for the Museum’s second Raw/Cooked series of exhibitions in 2012–13. Previously at the Newark Museum, Bloom worked on the traveling exhibition Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s to 50s, for which she authored the essay “Origin Stories: Native Paradigms in American Abstract Art.” Bloom earned a M.A. in Art History and Criticism at SUNY Stony Brook, and a Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century Art History at Rutgers University. She has worked on numerous exhibitions at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Zimmerli Art Museum, and the New Museum, and has designed and taught courses at the New School for Social Research.