Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas
Darienne Turner (she/her) is the Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas at the Baltimore Museum of Art and an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe. She earned a BA in comparative literature from Stanford University and an MA in material culture, design history & decorative arts from the Bard Graduate Center. Prior to assuming her current role, she contributed to exhibitions at the Bard Graduate Center, the Walters Art Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Yellowstone National Park. Her essay, “Terrestrial Gateways to the Divine,” was featured in the Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place exhibition catalog, which was named one of the Best Art Books of 2018 by the New York Times. When she is not at the Museum, she serves as faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the undergraduate and graduate Graphic Design departments.