Jane Becker Nelson

Jane Becker Nelson
Flaten Art Museum Director

Museum Studies, Curatorial Practice, Contemporary Art in Northern North America

Jane Becker Nelson has worked in museums and galleries across the U.S. and Canada, serving as curator, educator, gallery manager, and fundraiser at institutions including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Groveland Gallery, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Seattle Art Museum, and Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Ontario. Her major fields of interest include contemporary art in northern North America, museum studies, and curatorial practice.

The fall 2011 exhibition, Re-framing Terrorism, hosted by the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery in New York, exemplifies Becker Nelson’s interest in art and contemporary culture, and a drive to connect exhibitions with curricular interests in higher education.

Becker Nelson received her BA in art and art history from St. Olaf College and an MA in art history from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She now resides in Northfield with her husband, Peter Nelson, and their daughter, Liv.