Leah Kolb, assistant art curator

Posted on April 24, 2013


Leah Kolb began working part-time as a curatorial assistant at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art while pursuing her master’s degree at the UW. Soon she was promoted to associate curator.

“It’s a really small organization, and so everyone in the office works really closely together,” says Kolb, 29, who was born and raised in Madison. “And everyone is just so amazingly nice and hardworking. I can’t imagine working for another organization.”

As an associate curator, Kolb conducts research, organizes exhibitions, contacts artists and lenders, and writes exhibition narratives and press releases.

“Modern and contemporary art can be really challenging,” she says, “but I think because of the intellectual curiosity that kind of defines Madison, it’s a much more receptive community to this kind of artwork.”

— Mollie Olsem