All posts by Kevin Stayton

Kevin Stayton

Kevin Stayton was born in Ohio, and educated at the Ohio State University, and Yale University. He began work at the Brooklyn Museum in 1980 as an Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts. He became Curator of Decorative Arts in 1989, and Chief Curator in 2001. In addition to his position at the Brooklyn Museum, he has taught at the Bard Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture; the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons Graduate Program in the Decorative Arts; and Columbia University.

Arnold Lehman at the Connecting Cultures Desk

Say Hello

Yesterday, Arnold Lehman, our Director, initiated a new initiative that coincides with the opening of the installation Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn. He was…

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Nick Cave's Soundsuit, 2008

Shifting the Paradigm in Connecting Cultures

Connecting Cultures, a new installation that includes works from the Brooklyn Museum’s many diverse collections, has now opened on the first floor in the Great…

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Costume Collection Q & A

You may have seen Carol Vogel’s article in the New York Times about the exciting news concerning the Brooklyn Museum’s costume collection, and our collaboration…

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Crowd-Curated or Crowd-Juried?

After I was recently asked to write a blog posting about Click! from my perspective, I spoke with some of my colleagues—Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator…

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