Museum Curator Kirsten Jensen (Ph.D. ’07, Art History) in Media Spotlight

Kirsten Jensen (Ph.D. ’07, Art History), the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest chief curator of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, is featured prominently in the Philadelphia Inquirer for her work on the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form.” 
“During the two years that Jensen has been at work assembling this show and editing the gorgeous accompanying catalog, she has been fantastically all-in,” a reviewer writes in “Bringing the Art of Charles Sheeler to Life.”

“Most of all, Jensen has brought her lifelong passion for textiles and motifs to her understanding of Sheeler, an artist who shares most-beloved status with Georgia O’Keeffe in the Jensen canon.”
After graduating from the GC, Jensen held posts at the Frick Collection in New York and the Hudson River Museum, and served as director of the John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. Her love of textiles and knitting dates back to her childhood, when her mother helped instill an appreciation for fashion and stitching techniques, the article notes.
Jensen sees “a real connection to the work Sheeler had done in the past, as well as work he still would do” in his previously uncelebrated fashion photographs, she tells the Inquirer.

Submitted on: MAY 3, 2017

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