Museum Staff

jancebeckernelson2Director, Flaten Art Museum

Jane Becker Nelson
Office: Dittmann Center 204D

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 lives in Northfield with her husband, Peter Nelson, and their daughter, Liv.


mona2Collections Specialist, Flaten Art Museum

Mona Weselmann
Office: Dittmann Center 204C

Mona Weselmann received her BA in studio art from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN.  She worked at Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul for 12 years serving in a variety of positions. She joined St. Olaf College as Registrar of the Flaten Art Museum in 2006 and oversees care of the collection. She has two grown children and lives in Northfield with her husband Lael.