​Professional Summary


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Independent Curator and Consultant, 2009–2012, 2014–present 

  • Managed private art collection of 5,000+ objects: set up Past Perfect database for cataloging, developed procedures for registration and storage, selected and mentored interns for registrarial and curatorial roles, planned events and exhibitions in collector’s home and in collaboration with regional institutions. Wrote and designed exhibition catalogue and co-curated exhibition at Villa Terrace Museum.
  • Mayes | Wilson & Associates: developed board development curriculum, drafted questions and analyzed data for strategic planning processes, wrote and edited client reports and proposals, co-wrote articles for publication, managed website and social media; currently assisting with website transition. 
  • ​Roy Staab: Suspended in Time, Villa Terrace Museum, 2016
  • Co-curated Wis-Con-Sin with Debra Brehmer at Portrait Society Gallery, 2015


Arts/Industry Project Specialist, 2012–2014  
JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER 
This temporary position supported a museum-wide retrospective exhibition, publication, and programming related to the forty-year anniversary of the Arts/Industry residency program.

  • Curated 2012 exhibition, Arts/Industry: Materials, Molds, and Multiples.
  • Co-authored and edited Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation, a 320-page exhibition catalogue.
  • Researched 400 artists and the trajectory of their careers; worked with director and exhibitions team to plan 2014 museum-wide retrospective exhibition.
  • Collaborated with marketing, events, education, and development departments to develop education and event programming, funding proposals, and marketing materials. Presented lectures, gallery tours, and docent training; represented JMKAC in interviews with regional media and at national conferences.
  • Wrote gallery didactics, marketing copy, and newsletter articles; oversaw production of gallery and marketing videos; secured Windgate Foundation grant for intern support. 

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Curatorial Intern, 2010
​MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM   
   
Marketing and Membership Coordinator, 2007–2009
​BOARDSTAR 


2004–2006 Executive Director
CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER


Owner / Manager, 1989–2003
FRAME GALERIE


Executive Director, 1985–1987

COPPER VILLAGE MUSEUM AND ARTS CENTER


Education

2011 M.A. Art History and Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

1985 B.A Fine Arts–Printmaking, Montana State University, Bozeman

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Susan Floyd Barnett

Portfolio: Exhibitions, Publications, Photography