Philbrook Museum of Art

June 3, 2021

The Philbrook Museum of Art has two new positions for folks working with Native arts and artists to join our team: Mellon Curator of Contemporary Art and Mellon Fellow for Native Art. Successful candidates will develop exhibitions and innovative forms of engagement with artists, the institution, and our community.


Philbrook is in Tulsa, Oklahoma within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is part of a vibrant arts community. The museum boasts 25 acres of gardens and grounds and a significant collection of diverse Native arts, important resources for developing engaging projects. 


The Mellon Curator will focus on working with contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds, with an emphasis on Native artists—particularly those engaging with land, gardens, and nature. They will play a leading role in our program focused on twenty-first century art intended to expand the canon beyond the boundaries of traditional Western narratives.


The Mellon Fellow will undertake research in preparation for a major exhibition drawn from the collection. Additionally, the Fellow will participate in planning ongoing collection reinstallations, develop and present one to two public programs each year, and partner with Native artists and communities across North America on collection and exhibition-related research.


Go here for more information or to apply.