Orin Zahra

Graduate Student, PhD
Orin Zahra PhD Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Orin Zahra is the Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Zahra was lead curator on the 2019 exhibition Live Dangerously, a collection presentation of over 120 photographs that revealed the bold and dynamic ways in which female bodies inhabit and activate the natural world. In spring 2020, she was the liaison curator for the major exhibition Graciela Iturbide's Mexico, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Currently, she is co-curating the international group exhibition Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020 (opening October 2020), part of the museum's Women to Watch series that serves to highlight emerging and underrepresented contemporary women artists. Zahra's ongoing dissertation project is titled "Race and Space in Impressionist-Era Paris."

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1189
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63136-4899

research interests:

  • Late 19th- and early 20th-century European art
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