Curating Tapestries at The Met
Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Elizabeth Cleland works as a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is responsible for the museum’s world-class collection of tapestries. She organized 2014’s exhibition Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry, and Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissancecurrently on view at The Met; right now, she is preparing another big exhibition celebrating the art of The Tudors. At Harrison, she will recount some of the excitements and the challenges encountered in her job, including the nuts and bolts of putting together major loan exhibitions, writing catalogues, acquiring art works, and interacting with the public.