Allison M. Glenn

Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

Allison M. Glenn is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She focuses on how public sculpture can activate and engage the museum’s 120-acre campus with outdoor exhibitions such as Color Field, opening June 2019. Glenn has produced exhibitions within the galleries that explore concepts of identity, language, and relationships in art, such as Personal Space (2018) and Small Talk (2019). She is on the curatorial team for State of the Art II, which will open in 2020 at the Momentary.

Prior to working at Crystal Bridges, Glenn was the Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate for Prospect New Orleans’ international art triennial Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp. Her first book, Out of Easy Reach, was distributed by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. Glenn’s writing has been featured in numerous exhibition publications, including those produced by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Kemper Museum of Art, Prospect New Orleans, DePaul Art Museum, Rebuild Foundation, the California African American Museum, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. She has contributed to HyperallergicART21 Magazine, Pelican Bomb’s Art Review, and Newcity, among others.

Glenn sits on the Board of Directors for ARCAthens, a curatorial and artist residency program based in Athens, Greece that supports and promotes growth in Athens’ visual arts community. She received dual master’s degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy, and a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with a co-major in Urban Studies from Wayne State University in Detroit.