Josephine Shea

Title:
Adjunct Professional Lecturer
Email:
[email protected]

Bio

As curator of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, a historic house museum in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, Josephine Shea managed the rich collection of fine and decorative arts that reflects the Fords' important patronage of the arts. Previous positions include serving as executive director of the Scarab Club, a historic arts organization founded in 1907, and at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has also been an exhibition curator, a contributor to publications and exhibition catalogues, a juror for fine arts & craft shows including the American Craft Council & the Smithsonian Craft Show, as well as adjudicator for Scholastic Gold Key awards. Previous experience as an educator has included a position as a lecturer for History of Modern Design classes at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit.

 


Current Outside Position

  • Washington, D.C-based independent curator with a special interest in the intersections of art, craft and design

 


Distinctions

  • Attingham London House School, Great Britain, 2010
  • Attingham Summer School, Great Britain, 1996
    • Awarded Friends of Attingham scholarship to attend the Summer School for the Study of the English Country House

 


Education

BA in History of Art, Michigan State University
MA in History of Decorative Arts, Corcoran College of Art + Design/Smithsonian Associates

 


Professional Organizations

  • ArtTable
  • Association of Art Museum Curators
  • Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
  • Washington Conservation Guild