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Sharon Matt  Atkins

Sharon Matt Atkins

Director of Curatorial Affairs

Since joining the Brooklyn Museum in 2009, Sharon Matt Atkins has held the roles of Managing Curator of Exhibitions and, now, Director of Curatorial Affairs. At the Brooklyn Museum, she most recently organized Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller (2016), Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) (2015) and FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds (2015). In 2014, she organized Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, as well as the Brooklyn presentation of Ai Weiwei: According to What?. In 2012, she co-organized GO: a community-curated open studio project with Shelley Bernstein. She has also coordinated exhibitions devoted to Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell, and has facilitated numerous other special exhibitions. 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. Previously, she held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. 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.