Chair of Modern, Contemporary, and Decorative Art, and Performing Arts and
Curator of Contemporary Art
Reto Thüring joined the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2012. He is responsible for overseeing the museum’s collection of contemporary artwork and the programming of exhibitions at the museum and the Transformer Station.
Thüring obtained a PhD in art history from the University of Basel in 2011 with a dissertation on Venetian portraiture of the 16th century. Since 2004, Thüring’s primary focus has been working with contemporary art and artists as a curator, editor, and art critic. Projects at the Cleveland Museum of Art include installations and solo exhibitions with Albert Oehlen, Kara Walker, Dan Graham, Roman Signer, Martin Creed, Jennifer Bartlett, Fred Wilson, Janet Cardiff, Ai Weiwei, Damián Ortega, Ragnar Kjartansson, and the group show The Unicorn.