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Portrait of Courtenay Finn

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June 12, 2019

Curation as Creation: Courtenay Finn ’05

Last fall, when CIA alumna Courtenay Finn accepted the position of chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, she returned to the city she has lived in the longest.

Finn clocked six years in Cleveland during and after her time as a CIA Fiber + Material Studies major. That constituted a record for Finn ’05, who was raised in a family that moved frequently and internationally.

Between the time she left and returned to Cleveland, Finn accomplished a lot. She earned her master’s degree in curatorial studies at the California College of the Arts. She served as curator at Art in General, a New York nonprofit that helps artists access space and resources for new projects. And, more recently, Finn was senior curator at...

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