Deputy Director for Art and Interpretation and Curator of Photography
Seth Feman, PhD manages the curatorial, conservation, registration, and educational departments as well as the Jean Outland Chrysler Library. He also prioritizes the Museum’s collection and exhibition of photography. Before accepting his current role in 2019, Feman served as the Chrysler’s Curator of Exhibitions and Curator of Photography, a role in which he managed the Chrysler’s robust exhibition schedule as well as the photography collection and exhibitions. He joined the Museum staff in 2012 as Manager of Interpretation and is credited for introducing new guidelines for communicating scholarly material in a jargon-free manner that is more accessible to all museum visitors. Before joining the Chrysler team, Feman was an educator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and taught courses in art history and material culture at William & Mary and Lewis & Clark College. He holds a PhD as well as an MA in American Studies from William & Mary and an undergraduate degree from Vassar College.