Visiting Curators of Performing Arts

The Visiting Curator of Performing Arts helps the Museum provide a dynamic, engaging artistic incubator for new and contemporary expressions through dance, music, theater, and spoken word, and builds on Isabella's desire to host multi-disciplinary cultural experiences.

Hilton Als

Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for The New Yorker, is the third curator to hold the position.

Helga Davis

Helga Davis is a vocalist and performance artist, who is our second curator to hold the Visiting Curator of Performing Arts position at the Museum.

George Steel

George Steel, a nationally acclaimed musician, was the Gardner Museum’s first Visiting Curator for Performing Arts.

The Visiting Curator of Performing Arts is supported by Amy and David Abrams, the Barr Foundation ArtsAmplified Initiative, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.