Ashlee Whitaker is Head Curator and the Roy & Carol Christensen Curator of Religious Art at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Prior to coming to BYU in 2013, she was Associate Curator and Registrar at the Springville Museum of Art. Ashlee is an alumna of BYU, graduating summa cum laude, with degrees in art history and curatorial studies. Her research interests span religious art and visual culture, as well as western regional American art. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including: Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine, In the Arena: The Art of Mahonri Young, The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture, Capturing the Canyons: Artists in the National Parks, Loving Devotion: Visions of Vishnu, and Moving Pictures: C.C.A Christensen’s Mormon Panorama. She is currently working on a book chapter “Establishing Zion: Pioneer Artists and the Emergence of Mormon Culture” for the upcoming Oxford University Press publication on “Mormon” Art History and serves on the board of the Center Gallery in New York.
Questions I help with:
Permanent Collection, Exhibitions
Favorite MOA Artwork:
It changes by the day as we have so many!
Favorite Part about the MOA:
Seeing how artworks can unlock new understanding and growth for patrons!