Curator of Contemporary Art Jodi Throckmorton joined PAFA in fall of 2014. As PAFA’s Contemporary Curator, Throckmorton oversees PAFA’s contemporary art exhibitions and acquisitions.
Throckmorton came to PAFA from the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas, where she served as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Prior to that, Throckmorton was the Associate Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Throckmorton co-organized, with former PAFA Director Harry Philbrick, Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and the Process of Painting, which was on exhibit at PAFA and the San Jose Museum of Art (2012-13). Other current and prior projects of Throckmorton’s include Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World (2018); Melt/Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures by Cassils (2017); Fernando Orellana: His Study of Life (2016); Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India (2015); Bruce Conner: Somebody Else's Prints (2014); Questions from the Sky: New Work by Hung Liu (2013); Ranu Mukherjee: Telling Fortunes (2012); and This Kind of Bird Flies Backward: Paintings by Joan Brown (2011).