Since Kevin Stayton joined the Brooklyn Museum in 1980, he has held a number of positions, including Chair of the Department of Decorative Arts, and has organized a number of major exhibitions. Appointed Chief Curator in 2001, he supervises all curatorial activities and programming. Considered one of the leading scholars in the field of Decorative Arts, Stayton is a graduate of Ohio State University and was awarded an M.A. in Art History and an M. Phil. from Yale University, where he was a research and exhibitions assistant at the Yale University Art Gallery. Stayton was an adjunct professor at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts. He has also been a member of the faculty committee of Sotheby’s Works of Art program and has taught at Columbia University and in the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons Master’s Program. He has contributed catalogue essays and authored scholarly articles, and he is the author of Dutch by Design: Tradition and Change in Two Historic Brooklyn Houses.