Curatorial Staff

Suzanne Weaver

The Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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      Suzanne Weaver joined the San Antonio Museum of Art in June 2016 as the Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, bringing nearly three decades of extensive curatorial experience, working both in museums and as an independent curator and consultant.  Most recently, Weaver was a consultant in Dallas, Texas, working with private collectors on key acquisitions and the management and care of their collections and was one of the three curators on 3 a m eternal, a cross-generational group exhibition held in an alternative space in Dallas.  Before moving back to Texas, Weaver served as the Interim Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, where she helped to establish the strategic plans for fundraising, exhibition and education initiatives.

As Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Director of Adult Programs at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky (2009—2014), Weaver organized more than fifteen installations and exhibitions, including a major presentation of films and photographs by the Northern Irish artist Willie Doherty.  She also helped realize over thirty key acquisitions and gifts by artists such as James Brooks, Doherty, John Chamberlain, Sam Gilliam, Josiah McElheny, Mark Handforth, and Joyce Pensato.

As the Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (1995—2008), she played an integral role in revitalizing the Museum's international emerging artist exhibition series, Concentrations.  She organized over twenty-two Concentrations exhibitions, which included the first U.S. museum solo exhibitions for artists Doug Aitken, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla,  Maureen Gallace, Anri Sala, and Charline von Heyl.  Weaver's last Concentrations show was the world premiere of Phil Collins's monumental, video trilogy, the world won't listen, which was accompanied by a cross-disciplinary catalogue distributed by Yale University Press.  During her tenure at the DMA, she helped acquire over seventy acquisitions and gifts, including works by Thomas Demand, Jeff Elrod, Mona Hatoum, Jim Lambie, Robyn O'Neil, Laura Owens, Jack Pierson, and Robert Smithson as well as establish a strong foundation for an internationally significant new media collection with works by Aitken, Collins, Shirin Neshat, Paul Sietsema, and Bill Viola.