Genevieve Cortinovis has been promoted to assistant curator of decorative arts and design, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today.
“Genny’s expertise in textiles and modern and contemporary design will bring fresh perspectives to these areas of the collection,” said David Conradsen, the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, who co-curated the recent exhibition St. Louis Modern with Cortinovis.
Cortinovis wrote extensively in the St. Louis Modern catalogue about the city’s contributions to modernism, particularly in areas of sculpture, stained glass and textiles. She also curated the complementary exhibition Blow-Up: Graphic Abstraction in 1960s Design, which is on view through March 20 in Gallery 100.
Cortinovis holds a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts, design and material culture from the Bard Graduate Center and a bachelor’s degree in art history from Barnard College, both in New York City. She joined the Museum as a research assistant in 2012, after working with traditional weavers, dyers and printers in Cambodia.