Julie Reiss

Julie Reiss

Program Director, Modern and Contemporary Art - Christie's Education

Julie Reiss directs a Master’s program in Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education.

She gained her B.A. from Reed College and an M.Phil and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. While still in graduate school she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Curatorial Fellowship by the Guggenheim Museum, and subsequently was Assistant Curator for Contemporary Art at the Jewish Museum, New York.

Prior to joining the faculty at Christie’s Education she taught courses on 20th century art at Hunter College and SUNY Purchase and is a regular lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A pioneering scholar in the field of installation art, she also has taught courses on site-specific art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. She is the author of the newly published, Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (Vernon Press, 2018) and From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art (MIT Press, 1999), as well as numerous articles and reviews.



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