Michelle Donnelly

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Michelle Donnelly studies twentieth-century American art, with a focus on intermedial practices. From 2016 to 2018 she was the inaugural Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she curated Experiments in Electrostatics: Photocopy Art from the Whitney’s Collection, 1966–1986 and managed the Sondra Gilman Study Center. Prior to joining the Whitney, she held curatorial positions at the Morgan Library & Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. Michelle earned her MA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and her BA in Art History with Honors from Vassar College in 2011