The 20 Most Influential Young Curators in the United States BY ALEXXA GOTTHARDT

The role that curators play, like the art they care for, is constantly evolving. As culture shifts, moving with changes in the social and political landscape or technological innovations, so does the art being produced. And it is a curator’s job to reflect those developments, uncover overlooked histories, and bring to light the creative work that resonates with our present moment.

Here, we gather 20 curators across the U.S. who are not only revealing the conditions and conversations driving artmaking now, but also shaping the direction that art and culture will take in the future—and ensuring the public has access to a broad array of artistic voices. It is no coincidence that this list is relatively diverse and overwhelmingly female. As culture gradually overturns its male-dominated, Eurocentric past, it’s the curators who are representing expansive, multifarious points of view that are creating the most relevant and influential exhibitions. (+info)