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Clare Kobasa Joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as Assistant Curator

Clare Kobasa recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator of prints, drawings and photographs. Kobasa also will manage the museum’s Print Study Room, where students, scholars and members of the public can make appointments for free viewings of more than 14,000 works on paper in the collection.

“Clare brings a wealth of relevant experience and curiosity to the position,” said Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, drawings and photographs. “We look forward her fruitful collaborations with colleagues throughout the Museum and with the many visitors to the Print Study Room.”

Kobasa recently completed a two-year appointment as the Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she helped run the museum’s study room for works on paper. She also curated several exhibitions and installations, including “Woodcuts: Groove and Grain,” which explored the variety and malleability of the oldest printmaking medium.

Prior to her position in Philadelphia, she was a predoctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana–Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome, and held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Art Gallery.

Kobasa received a doctorate and a master’s degree in art history from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in art history and history from Swarthmore College.

Saint Louis Art Museum, "Clare Kobasa Joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator", News release (October 27, 2020).
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