School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Amy Smith-Stewart

Amy Smith-Stewart is Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. She has curated more than sixty exhibitions in museums and galleries, and has worked previously as Curator at MoMA PS1 and as Curatorial Advisor at Mary Boone Gallery in New York. She is the founder of Smith-Stewart, a nomadic NYC gallery that formerly operated on the lower east side and became an early model for pop-up exhibitions. She received a BA in Art History from New York University and a MA from The University of Manchester, Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. 

Smith-Stewart’s recent exhibitions at the Aldrich include “Ruth Root: Old, Odd and Oval”, the artist’s first museum solo exhibition; and “Jackie Winsor: With and Within”, the artist’s first museum survey since 1997. Her current exhibitions at the Aldrich include site-specific commissions by Virginia Overton and David Brooks, “Continuous Service Altered Daily”. Forthcoming shows include Suzanne McClelland, a twenty-five year survey; and a group exhibition “Objects like Us”, co-curated with artist David Adamo.