Fine Arts Curatorial Assistant
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Akemi May is the Curatorial Assistant for Fine Arts. She has a BA in the History of Art & Architecture and Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Master's Degree in the History of Art from Syracuse University. Since joining Carnegie Museum of Art in 2009, Ms. May has worked on a number of Fine Arts and Photography exhibitions, most recently including André Kertész: On Reading, Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007-2010, Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz, the early stages of a Duane Michals retrospective, Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, and an exhibition on Michals' personal art collection, Duane Michals: Collector, both opening November 2014. Ms. May was a co-curator of a reinstallation involving the first dedicated space for photography in the museum's permanent collection and Oh Snap! Your Take on Our Photographs,a collaborative photography project which elicited over 1,200 photographic responses to recent photography acquisitions.
Ms. May is open to viewing all bodies of work that have a cohesive theme or focus. She may be able to suggest other venues in Pittsburgh, and Western Pennsylvania, if the projects do not fit within upcoming exhibition or acquisition plans for Carnegie Museum of Art. Ms. May is not interested in seeing commercial portfolios.