Galina Olmsted (Department of Art History) was a participant in the Delaware Public Humanities Institute in 2016. She defended her dissertation “Making and Exhibiting Modernism: Gustave Caillebotte in Paris, New York, and Brussels” in 2019 and is now the Assistant Curator of European and American Art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University. At the EMA, she oversees a collection of over 5500 works dating from the 6th century through 1989. Her most recent exhibition, Facing the Revolution: Portraits of Women in France and the United States opened at the museum this fall and her next project, The Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection will open in the spring of 2021.
About her experience as a Delphi fellow, Galina says: “The DELPHI program provided the skills I need to tailor my research and writing to suit diverse museum audiences. At the Eskenazi Museum of Art, those audiences include students, faculty, staff, and the residents of Bloomington and our surrounding rural communities. As a curator, my work is at the center of the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, study, and display works of art for the benefit of the public and I rely on the strategies for public engagement that I developed as a Delphi fellow.”