Allison Glenn (MA 2012)

Arts Administration and Policy
Allison Glenn


Allison Glenn is a curator and writer interested in furthering access and equity through the cultivation of inclusive art histories. She is currently the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Previously, Glenn was the Manager of Publications + Curatorial Associate for Prospect New Orleans Triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, and Director of the Monique Meloche Gallery. Her exhibitions include Out of Easy Reach, at DePaul Art Museum, Stony Island Arts Bank and Gallery 400 (Chicago), and traveling to Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University. Past exhibitions include In the beginning, sometimes I left messages in the street, a multi-sited public art project (Chicago, 2016); Look at me Now!, Monique Meloche Gallery (Chicago, 2015); Feedback, Arts Incubator, University of Chicago (Chicago, 2013). In 2015, Glenn was a Curatorial Fellow with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and named to the “Art 50: Chicago’s Visual Vanguard” list for significant contributions to the development of arts and culture. 

Glenn is a juror for the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Awards for Excellence and sits on the Equity Committee for ACRE Artist Residency. Her writing has been featured in exhibition publications such as Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2015); Prospect 3: Notes for Now, Prospect New Orleans Triennial (2014); Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem (2012), and she has contributed to Hyperallergic, ART21 Magazine, Pelican Bomb, and Newcity, amongst others.

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