Snite Museum of Art welcomes Dr. Jared Katz, new Associate Curator of the Americas and Africa

Author: Gina Costa

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Notre Dame, IN: The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Jared Katz to the position of Associate Curator of the Americas and Africa. Dr. Katz comes to the Snite Museum from the Denver Art Museum, where he served as Consulting Curator for the Art of the Ancient Americas. Additionally, he taught at the University of Denver. Katz has a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside.


At the Museum, Katz will initially focus on the reinstallation of the Mesoamerican and Native American galleries. After the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art opens, he will work on a myriad of exhibitions on the Ancient Americas, and continue research on the Museum’s renowned collections.


“The Museum is honored to welcome Dr. Katz to the staff. His enthusiasm, innovative spirit, and scholarship are deeply appreciated. This is a dynamic moment of growth for the Museum as we work towards the transformation of the Snite to the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art. We know Dr. Katz is destined to contribute greatly to that dynamism.” Joseph Antenucci Becherer, director of the Snite Museum.


Dr. Katz shares: “I am delighted to be joining the staff at the Snite Museum of Art. As a specialist in ancient Mesoamerican cultures, I am particularly excited to be working with the robust and high-caliber collection of Formative period artworks at the Museum. As a curator, I am committed to designing galleries and exhibitions that help Museum guests to relate and empathize with people from the past and present. I rely on an inclusive approach that elevates a diversity of voices and perspectives in order to make museums more accessible and engaging. To accomplish these goals, I look forward to having meaningful collaborations with my colleagues in the Museum, throughout the University of Notre Dame, and more broadly throughout the regional and national communities.”Jared Katz