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Christopher Stiegler

Program Chair of MFA in Studio Art, Visiting Assistant Professor

Dept. : Academic Studies, Art History, MFA

Chris Stiegler is an art historian and curator who founded the projects Town Hall Meeting and The Institute for American Art. Town Hall Meeting was a collaborative effort that produced symposiums, museum tours, and lectures. Chris serves as museum director for Institute for American Art, a curatorial project that situates works of art and objects of culture within a residential setting. The museum shows a single work of art at a time to foster prolonged engagement with the audience, accompanied by associated film screenings, public readings, and other events. As a teacher he has focused on historiography, criticism of the contemporary, and 20th century art history. Chris holds BAs in art history and printmaking from the University of Delaware and a Master of Modern Art in connoisseurship, market history, from Christie's Education.


  • Six‐month curatorial residency at Flux Factory
  • Kindling Fund (SPACE Gallery) recipient