AltMFA 2021, Visitng Critic
Francine Weiss has 20 years of experience as a curator and educator. Currently the Senior Curator at the Newport Art Museum in RI, she curates exhibitions of contemporary art. Her recent exhibitions include “Hair Stories” (2021), “Andy Warhol: Big Shot” (2020), and “The Shapes of Birds: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa” (2018). She has held curatorial positions at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), Harvard University Art Museums, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Fitchburg Art Museum. She has also taught art history at Wellesley College, Boston University, and Simmons College. For six years, she taught and advised students in the low-residency MFA program at New England College. She has published extensively on contemporary art and photography in African Art, Art Journal, and Handpapermaking to name a few and contributed a chapter to Reframing Andrew Wyeth (U CA Press). She has a Ph.D. in art history and American studies from Boston University and a B.A. from Wellesley College.