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Staff and students from the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, and the Department of Art History & Archaeology, University of Maryland, collaborated with The Art Gallery on Streams of Being.  For their contributions, we specially thank the following individuals and institutions:

Staff and Faculty

Trevor Muñoz, Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.

Quint Gregory, Acting Director, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, University of Maryland.

Theresa Morse, Administrative Assistant, University of Maryland.

Meredith Gill, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland.

Madeline Gent, Ph.D. candidate and Study Collection Registrar, University of Maryland Art Gallery.

Katie Coogan, Curator of Education and Outreach, University of Maryland Art Gallery. 

John Shipman, Executive Director at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (past: Director, Universoty of Maryland Art Gallery).

Andrés Navia, Director, Art Museum of the Americas.

Adriana Ospina, Education and Archives, Art Museum of the Americas.

Greg Svitl, Public Relations, Art Museum of the Americas.

Jonathan Goldman, Exhibition Design and Programs, Art Museum of the Americas.

Taras Matla, Arts Administration Manager, University of Maryland Art Gallery.

Dorit Yaron, Acting Director, The David C. Driskell Center for the Study Of The Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and The African Diaspora.

Undergraduate Students

Eloy Areu, Bria Burditt, Seo-Hyun Cho, Lindsay D’Andelet, Diana Daisey, Stephanie Gaither, Julie Kemp, John Ortiz, Sibia Sarangan, Lotoia Simpson

Graduate Student co-curators

Raino Isto is a Ph.D. student in Modern and Contemporary Southeastern European art. He is a graduate of Willamette University, where he studied art history and political theory. From 2009-2011 he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Albania. He researches theories and practices of socialist realism; the relationship between history and memory in communist-era monumental sculpture in the Balkans; animal studies and the spectacle of animal labor in late 19th-century and early 20th-century academic art and mass culture; the rhetoric of the body in mid- to late-20th-century science fiction, fantasy, and sword & sorcery cover illustration; and the intersections and conflicts of postcolonial theory, post-socialist interpretive frameworks, and object-oriented ontology.

Tyler Shine is a master's student student studying Contemporary Art and Theory. He has worked as a curatorial intern for the Contemporary Art and Fine Art Departments at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. He is particularly interested in comparative art histories and alternative modernities as well as diasporic communities across different temporalities.

Alison Singer is a Ph.D. student specializing in twentieth-century African Diaspora Art and Literature. She is particularly interested in Black Nationalism in the twentieth-century as well as the interplay between material and pop culture and its relationship to the development of national identity. 

Eleanor Stoltzfus is a Ph.D. student specializing in early twentieth-century Central and Eastern European Modernism. Her areas of interest include architectural utopianism and issues of spectatorship in early twentieth-century photography, film, and stage design.

Kathleen Weigand is a Ph.D. student specializing in the history of Central and Eastern European art from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her major areas of interest consider the practice of national revival at the turn of the century in Eastern European painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as the socio-political impetus of modern national revival in art. She is currently a Robert H. and Clarice Smith Teaching Scholar Fellow.

Cecilia Wichmann is a master’s student working on contemporary art and theory with a focus on sound art and site-responsive installation. Based in Baltimore, she is committed to critical and curatorial practice with emphasis on public access. She has worked at The Phillips Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the University of Toronto Art Centre.

Grace Yasumura is a Ph.D. student studying early-twentieth-century Central and Eastern European Modernism. She is particularly interested in the relationships between art and politics, with special attention given to (inter)national identity formation, issues of gender, and the problems of urban composition and public space.

Lead Curator

Abigail McEwen, Assistant Professor of Latin American Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland.