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About the Curators

This exhibition is co-curated by Elissa Auther, Windgate Research Curator at the Museum of Design and Nora Burnett Abrams, Curator, MCA Denver. Auther is a curator and scholar of modern and contemporary art as well as the founder and co-director of the public program Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics. She's serves as Windgate Research and Collections Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design and is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Bard Graduate Center. She was previously Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado and an independent curator.

Burnett Adams has been Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver since 2010 and has experience working on exhibitions at major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Grey Art Gallery, at New York University. She has assisted with significant exhibitions such as Matisse Picasso at MOMA and Robert Rauschenberg: Combines at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Adams taught art history at New York University and has lectured widely on modern and contemporary art. Her publications include the essay "1979/1980" in Basquiat Before Basquiat  (Princeton University Press) and "Downtown" in Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright (Rizzoli).