Chief Curator, Alice Gray Stites
Ask Alice Gray Stites about any one of the more than 2,000 works in the 21c collection, and it’s likely she’ll be able to recite all there is to know about the work or the artist responsible for creating it – and why it’s exciting to share with our visitors.
As 21c’s Chief Curator and Museum Director, Alice keeps her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in contemporary culture, while leading a team responsible for organizing and installing rotating exhibitions in more than 65,000 square feet of exhibition space, planning for site specific installations, and creating programming that responds to the needs and interests of each of our six (soon to be seven) communities. Her stamina is remarkable and her enthusiasm infectious.
With a background working in the traditional arts world, Alice helps lead 21c down a new path, toward the museum model of the future, where art is a part of everyone’s daily life.