January Friends Lecture Features Mia Curator

Ghenete Zelleke will speak at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on January 11, as part of the Friends Lecture Series sponsored by the Friends of the Institute.

Ghenete Zelleke; James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Ghenete Zelleke; James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture

As Mia’s James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Ghenete Zelleke oversees a collection of well over 18,000 works of porcelain, glassware, textiles, furniture, sculpture, miscellaneous decorative art treasures, as well as the Purcell-Cutts House and Mia’s period rooms. She will speak about her extensive knowledge on this subject on Thursday, January 11 as part of the Friends lecture series.
Zelleke comes well prepared to curate this extensive collection with her recent experience as the curator of European decorative arts at the Art Institute of Chicago since 1998. Previous to working in Chicago, Zelleke received her MA in the History of European Decorative arts from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Parson School of Design and her BA in the History of Art from the University of Cambridge.
Free tickets are now available for this lecture for Friends members through artsmia.org or 612.870.6323. Overflow seating is available in the Wells Fargo Community Room.