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Juliana Barton

Departments

Center for the Arts

Education

  • PhD, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, American Studies and Art History, University of Virginia

Awards

  • Reset: Towards a New Commons Exhibition Production Grant / The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2021)
  • Writer in Residence / Township 10 (2021)
  • Designing Motherhood Exhibition Production Grant / The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2021)
  • Designing Motherhood Teaching Arts Grant / The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation / University of Pennsylvania (2020
  • Leading Edge Fellowship / American Council of Learned Societies (2020-2021)
  • Mellon Humanities + Urbanism + Design Student Research Award / University of Pennsylvania (2019)
  • Selected Participant / Center for Curatorial Leadership – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Graduate Seminar in Curatorial Practice (2017)

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Juliana Rowen Barton is a historian and curator whose research centers on the confluence of race, gender, and design. She is the Director of the Center for the Arts and Curator of Gallery360 at Northeastern. As an independent curator, she works on Designing Motherhood, a book (MIT Press 2021), exhibition, and story-banking initiative that explore and expand conversations around maternity and childbirth across cultures and communities. Throughout her career, she has worked on exhibitions and programs at the Center for Craft, the Barnes Foundation, Center for Architecture/AIANY, Museum of Modern Art, and Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she co-organized Design in Revolution (2018) and Designs for Different Futures (2019-2020). She also taught critical theory of race and architecture at the Weitzman School of Design. Barton holds a PhD and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia.