Amanda Hunt and Anna Katz Join MOCA Los Angeles Curatorial Staff

The new appointees have extensive curatorial experience.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Photo: Courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) has announced two new appointments to its curatorial staff. Amanda Hunt has joined the museum as director of education and public programs, and Anna Katz has been appointed to assistant curator. Both appointees come with a wealth of art world experience in curation, in both Los Angeles and New York City.

Amanda Hunt was recently associate curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, helping to curate exhibitions like “A Constellation,” “Black Cowboy,” “inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd,” and the current exhibition “The Window and the Breaking of the Window,” on view through April 2. Previously, she was a curator at the nonprofit LAXART, and helped to produce the Public Art Festival and Pacific Standard Time Performance, two major art initiatives in Los Angeles.

Amanda Hunt, photo by Bryan Conley. Photo courtesy MOCA Los Angeles.

Hunt earned her MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and has worked at Whitechapel Gallery in London, Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She began her new position at MOCA on March 1.

Anna Katz joined MOCA as a curatorial fellow in 2015. Since then, she has helped to curate shows including “Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010,” which opens on April 2, Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road,” and “Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.”

Anna Katz, photo by Myles Pettengill. Photo courtesy MOCA Los Angeles.

Before 2015, Katz was a teaching fellow at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and has taught art history at Pomona College in Claremont, Califonia; Pratt Institute in Brooklyn; Occidental College in Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles. She also earned her Ph.D. from the department of art & archaeology at Princeton University. Katz will begin her new position on May 1.

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