Curatorial Council

Each year our National Curatorial Council of experts in their disciplines selects more than 70 artists for Hermitage residencies. Members of the Curatorial Council are connected to some of the most renowned American cultural institutions.

2020  Curatorial Council to be announced soon.

Previous Council included:

Emily Mann (Chair), Artistic Director, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ

Darrell Ayers, retired Vice President for Education and Jazz, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; now in Sarasota, FL

Kenneth Fischer, retired President, University Musical Society at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Emily Nemens, editor, The Paris Review, Paris, France

Josip Novakovich, Writer; Professor, Department of English at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Carey Perloff, retired Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Kiki Petrosino, Director, Creative Writing Program, University of Louisville, KY

Limor Tomer, General Manager, Live Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Franklin Sirmans, Director, Perez Museum of Art, Miami, FL


Dan Cameron, art curator

Michael Bigelow Dixon, Assistant Professor of Theater, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

Linda S. Golding, Founder/Director, The Reservoir

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director, Arizona State University Gammage, Tempe, AZ

Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), New York, NY


Dr. Anthony BannonDirector, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Anne Cattaneo, Dramaturg and Director, LCT Directors Lab, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Christopher Offutt, writer, formerly with the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

George Steele, at the time with the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, New York, NY