EAST LANSING, MI.- The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
at Michigan State University (Broad MSU) has appointed Steven L. Bridges as Assistant Curator. Bridgeswho previously served as Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago)will work with Broad MSU staff to build upon the museums international exhibitions program and expand its role as an educational resource for the university, a center for community engagement, and a cultural hub for the state of Michigan and beyond.
It is a pleasure to welcome Steven to the Broad MSU, said Caitlín Doherty, Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs. Steven comes to the museum with a dynamic range of experience as an established curator, writer, and programmer, and I am confident that he will be a strong addition to our curatorial team.
As Curatorial Assistant at the MCA Chicago, Bridges most recently curated a solo exhibition of the work of Chicago-based artist Faheem Majeed and assisted with the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Doris Salcedo. He also curated a solo exhibition of the work of Jason Lazarus, which traveled to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
Since 2011, Bridges has co-curated the annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago, and in 2012 he co-curated the MFA thesis exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicagohis alma-materwhere he earned a masters degree in Arts Administration and Policy and Art History, Theory, and Criticism. His essays and articles have been published in numerous journals including Art & the Public Sphere, The Live Arts Almanac, Dispatch, and Art & Education Paper.
I am thrilled to be joining the Broad MSU as Assistant Curator, said Bridges. I look forward to working with its staff to help shape an innovative exhibition program that will explore international contemporary culture and ideas through the probing gaze of artists in a university environment.