Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, American Art
Jane Dini joined us as Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, American Art, in January 2020. Previously, she was Associate Curator of American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Assistant Curator of American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Among her publications are several essays on the artist John Singer Sargent, including for the exhibition catalogue Sargent and Italy (2008). She also served as the editor of the NEA- and NEH-funded exhibition catalogue Dance: American Art 1830–1960 (2016). Dini is currently preparing a book entitled Unifying the Arts: John Singer Sargent’s Boston Murals.
Dini received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has a master’s degree from Sotheby's, London, has held curatorial fellowships at the Harvard University Art Museums and Smithsonian American Art Museum, and was a two-year Woodrow Wilson Foundation postdoctoral fellow. She has worked at numerous California museums including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.