Kate McNamara

picMcNamaraBU110301-237x300855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-3329
E-mail: katemcn@bu.edu

Director & Chief Curator, Boston University Art Gallery
M.A.. Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College;
B.F.A., Hampshire College


Kate McNamara comes to BUAG with an extensive background in curating and instruction both in New York and Western Massachusetts.Her experience includes curation at MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY), Cleopatra’s (Brooklyn, NY), Ramapo College (Ramapo, NY), Participant, INC. (New York, NY) and fordProjects (New York, NY). She also worked at The Bronx Museum (New York, NY), Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, NY) and Artists Space Gallery (New York, NY). She co-founded and co-directed at Cleopatra’s (Brooklyn, NY) and held a position on the board of PopRally at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY). McNamara held the positions of curator in residence at AIR Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium) and curatorial fellow at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency Program (New York, NY). She lectured as a visiting curator at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and taught with Project Common Bond at Queens University of Belfast (Belfast, Ireland).