Zoe Larkins ’09

Zoe Larkins

New York, New York

Career: Curatorial assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art
Major: Art history

Zoe Larkins is living her art-world dream. The former art history major works at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York as a curatorial assistant to the chief curator. Larkins says her Scripps education brought out her passion for art history, and her work as an intern at the College showed her how she could pursue art as a lifelong career.

Scripps’ strong educational foundation taught her to think critically. Interning with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery and working closely with mentors Mary Davis MacNaughton ’70 and Kirk Delman helped her realize how she could apply her interests and degree to curatorial work.

After graduating from Scripps, Larkins completed her MA in the history of art at the renowned Courtauld Institute of Art in London, a recipient of the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Scholarship. Larkins has contributed to Art in America, The Art Newspaper, and artforum.com, and worked for Creative Time.

Larkins says her favorite part of her current curatorial position is she has the opportunity to read and write about art, and this is an exciting time to be working at the Whitney—the museum is currently undergoing a major overhaul, with the new facility scheduled to open in 2015.


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