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Erasing Borders: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art of the diaspora 2009
Mary Birmingham
Mary Birmingham Since 2007 Mary Birmingham has been Director of Exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. She began her career at the Whitney Museum, and for nine years was a member of the curatorial staff of the Montclair Art Museum, where she helped organize historical and contemporary exhibitions. She received an MA in Art History from Hunter College, with a concentration in American Modernism. Birmingham has written and lectured on a variety of topics in American and contemporary art, and has been a regular arts contributor to The Jersey Journal. From 2004 - 2007 she worked as an independent curator and writer, and was an adjunct professor of Art History at Montclair State University. She is the author of Dynamic Impulse: The Drawings of Stuart Davis (2007) and co-author of Montclair Art Museum: Selected Works (2002).
Selected exhibitions:
Tendencies in Abstraction, 1950-1970:  Works on Paper from the Collection,
Montclair Art Museum, May 25 – August 24, 2002

Observing the Spectacle:  The Art of Adolph Dehn,
Montclair Art Museum, September 15, 2002 – January 12, 2003

Donna Bassin:  The Afterlife of Dolls, Montclair Art Museum,
November 9, 2003 – February 1, 2004 (catalogue)

Headlines, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, May 7 – July 16, 2006 (catalogue)

Site Specific New Jersey:  Photographic Explorations, Tomasulo Gallery,
Union County College, Cranford, NJ, September 15 – October 26, 2006,

SHAME, Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ, March 9 – 29, 2007 

Contemporary Printmaking at the Crossroads, George Segal Gallery,
Montclair State University, September 11 – November 10, 2007 (catalogue)

The House that Sprawl Built, Hunterdon Art Museum, June 22 – September 7, 2008

Lisa Dahl:  No Place Like Home, Hunterdon Art Museum, June 22 – September 7, 2008

Material Color, Hunterdon Art Museum, October 5, 2008 – February 1, 2009 (catalogue)

Curt Ikens:  A New Season, Hunterdon Art Museum, October 5 – November

Walter Chandoha:  1940s New York, Hunterdon Art Museum,
Amy Wilson:  “There are always such beautiful things...”  Hunterdon Art Museum,
January 11 – March 29, 2009  (reviewed in NY Times)

Cutters, Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, January 29 – March 14, 2009 and Hunterdon
Art Museum, February 8 – June 7, 2009 (catalogue)

Valerie Larko:  Urban Edges, Hunterdon Art Museum, April 5 – June 21, 2009 (catalogue)

Up and Coming:  New Printmakers Make Their Mark, Hunterdon Art Museum,
June 14 – September 13, 2009  (reviewed in NY Times)

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