Caitlin Haskell

Contributor to Rauschenberg Research Project

photo: Winni Wintermeyer

Caitlin Haskell is assistant curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA. She holds a BA in art from Davidson College and an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining SFMOMA she was a Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow at the Menil Collection in Houston. Haskell’s interests range broadly across the field of modern and contemporary art. Her 2012 dissertation, “Henri Rousseau 1908 and After: The Corpus, Criticism, and History of a Painter without a Problem,” formulated a new understanding of Rousseau’s contributions to Modernism by considering the artist’s unmatched resistance to interpretation. Recent SFMOMA exhibitions curated or co-curated by Haskell include Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art (2013, co-organized with the Contemporary Jewish Museum); The Elise S. Haas Bequest: Modern Art from Matisse to Marini (2013); Paul Klee and Josef Albers: Parallel Construction (2012); and Paul Klee’s Circus (2012).