Julie Lohnes

Director and Curator of Art Collections and Exhibitions at Union College

lohnesj@union.edu

Julie Lohnes is the Director and Curator of Art Collections and Exhibitions at Union College. She has over 20 years of experience working with contemporary arts in not-for-profit, commercial, and academic galleries, most recently as Executive Director of A.I.R. Gallery. She co-authored “Tripping the Black Fantastic at a PWI: or, how Afrofuturist exhibitions in an academic library changed everything,” with Robyn Reed, published in Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues. She has curated numerous exhibitions, most recently, Embody at Union College, which featured contemporary diasporic artists, employing collage methods to construct identity and/or selfhood within figurative art-works. Julie has participated in many panels, most notably as moderator of “Transnationalism and Women Artists in Diaspora” at the Brooklyn Museum. Lohnes earned her M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and her B.F.A. from Boston University in painting with an art history minor.

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