About: Curatorial Staff: Susan Kennedy Zeller

Susan Zeller

Susan Kennedy Zeller
Associate Curator, Native American Art

Susan Kennedy Zeller joined the Brooklyn Museum in 1998, where she is responsible for the Museum’s 14,000 objects in the Native American collection and is the curatorial representative to NAGPRA. The recipient of a B.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University, Zeller received an M.A. from New York University and an M. Phil from Columbia University, where she also received a Ph.D. in Art History. The recipient of numerous internships and fellowships, Dr. Zeller has taught at Columbia University, Long Island University, and the New School for Social Research. She is currently co-curator of Tipi of the Great Plains, scheduled for the spring of 2011. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Museum she spent sixteen years in retail management.