Curator: Jaime Franklin
Jamie has been curator at the Bennington Museum since 2005. His scholarship has focused on American art of the early to mid-20th century, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of modernism and self-taught art. He has organized exhibitions and written books, essays and articles featuring artists and topics including Erastus Salisbury Field, Grassroots Art, Impressionism, Rockwell Kent, Anna Mary Robertson Grandma Moses, and Alice Neel. His 2014 exhibition Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the most memorable exhibitions of the year and his 2016 exhibition Milton Avery’s Vermont was lauded as being “as close to a perfect show as mere mortals can mount.”
In his free time Jamie likes to explore the forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers of southwestern Vermont with his son, with whom he enjoys fishing, finding “critters” (mostly amphibians and reptiles), and rockhounding, and partner, with whom he enjoys foraging for wild mushrooms and exploring old graveyards.