Celebration Garden

Christina Nielsen

Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Museum
Department: Art
 

Christina Nielsen has worked for 20 years in curatorial and leadership roles in museums across the United States, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago, and recently completed a fellowship at the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York.

Nielsen is responsible for the development, care, and interpretation of some 36,000 museum objects in The Huntington's European and American art collections, as well as their display in two buildings–the Huntington Art Gallery and the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. She leads the art collections' professional staff and provides vision for the institution's temporary exhibitions program, which includes large-scale shows presented in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery.