ST. LOUIS, MO.-
Clare Kobasa recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum
as assistant curator of prints, drawings and photographs. Kobasa also will manage the museums Print Study Room, where students, scholars and members of the public can make appointments for free viewings of more than 14,000 works on paper in the collection.
Clare brings a wealth of relevant experience and curiosity to the position, said Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, drawings and photographs. We look forward her fruitful collaborations with colleagues throughout the Museum and with the many visitors to the Print Study Room.
Kobasa recently completed a two-year appointment as the Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she helped run the museums study room for works on paper. She also curated several exhibitions and installations, including Woodcuts: Groove and Grain, which explored the variety and malleability of the oldest printmaking medium.
Prior to her position in Philadelphia, she was a predoctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca HertzianaMax Planck Institute for Art History in Rome, and held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Art Gallery.
Kobasa received a doctorate and a masters degree in art history from Columbia University and a bachelors degree in art history and history from Swarthmore College.