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Barbara Boehm - Shows of Force: Perspectives on Exhibitions of Medieval Art

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The career of Barbara Drake Boehm, The Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for the Met Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is distinguished by creative exhibitions born of collaborative work with colleagues from Toronto to Prague. This past year she was co-curator of Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures and, with Melanie Holcomb, of Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven. At The Cloisters, Dr. Boehm inaugurated a series of focus exhibitions with The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis (2011). Earlier shows range from Enamels of Limoges, to Prayer Book for a Queen: The Hours of Jeanne d’Évreux, to Prague, The Crown of Bohemia.

From 2012-15, Barbara Boehm served as Director of Curatorial Studies for The Met and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, from which she earned her doctorate. An alumna of Wellesley College, Dr. Boehm is an Honored foreign member of the Société nationale des antiquaires de France and serves on the Board of the American Friends of Attingham.

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