John McKinnon (MA 2008)

Arts Administration and Policy
Alumni
John McKinnon

Bio

John McKinnon was named the Executive Director of the Elmhurst Art Museum in August 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Program Director of The Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2007 to 2010, he was Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. While at the museum, his exhibitions included BRUCE CONNER; Fifty Works for Fifty States: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection; Andy Warhol: The Last Decade; Andy Warhol: Pop Star; Act/React: Interactive Installation Art; and On Site: Santiago Cucullu. McKinnon has independently organized group exhibitions including works by Robert Heinecken, Paul McCarthy, Jim Nutt, Otto Piene, William Pope.L, DIeter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Peter Saul, and others. He has written for Artforum, Art Papers, X-TRA, and Flash Art.

John McKinnon was awarded a dual Masters Degrees in Arts Administration & Policy and Art History, Theory and Criticism in 2008.

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