Philbrook Museum of Art seeks applications for a two-year appointment (renewable up to one year) as Mellon Fellow for Native Art. The Fellow will join a robust curatorial team focused on Native and contemporary art, with one curator dedicated to Native art, and three devoted to collaborations with contemporary art and artists. Twenty-first-century art—especially including Native art—is a cornerstone of the Museum’s program, which includes acquisitions, commissions, and exhibitions as well as innovative forms of engagement with artists, the institution, and our community.
The Mellon Fellow for Native Art will play an important role in this vital program intended to expand the canon of contemporary art beyond the boundaries of traditional Western narratives. Working in collaboration with the curatorial team and under the supervision of the Curator of Native American Art, the Mellon Fellow will undertake research in preparation for a major exhibition drawn from the collection. Additionally, the Fellow will participate in planning ongoing collection reinstallations, develop and present one to two public programs each year, and partner with Native artists and communities across North America on collection and exhibition-related research.