Dana Ostrander, PhD
Dana Ostrander is an art historian specializing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with research interests in art of the Americas, global modernism, and art by historically marginalized makers. Her upcoming projects include a major reinstallation of the museum’s nineteenth century galleries, as well as an exhibition on artist networks in Buenos Aires circa 1945. Prior to her arrival at the Kemper Art Museum in 2023, she helped organize exhibitions on a range of topics, among them Brazilian modernism, art of the Machine Age, and photography by women artists. Her publications include a chapter in the forthcoming edited volume, Modernism, Art, Therapy (2024), and a set of essays in Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum (2022). Ostrander completed her PhD in art history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.