“The Future of Museums: Creative Place-Making and the Generation of Multi-Voiced Truths”

Emily Stamey is an associate curator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Prior to assuming this post, Stamey was the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas (2008–2012) and the co-curator for the re-installation of the 20th– and 21st-century gallery at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas (2006–2008).

Stamey is the author of Jolán Gross-Bettelheim: The American Prints (2001), The Prints of Roger Shimomura: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1968–2005(2006), and Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles (2013). Her recent curatorial projects include the presentation of Tell It Like It Is: Candor in Contemporary Video Art and commissioning integrated outdoor public artworks by sculptor Tony Feher. Her art historical scholarship centers on ethnic identities and social themes in American art. As a museum professional, she is interested in expanding the potential for exhibitions to generate, engage with, and be informed by public dialogue.

Stamey received her BA in Art History from Grinnell College in Iowa and her MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Kansas. She was recently selected as one of the 32 international participants in the Getty Leadership Institute program Museum Leaders: The Next Generation.