Biography

Berit Potter received her doctorate from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She also earned a master’s in Museum Studies from New York University and has held positions in several art institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Whitney Museum of American Art. Berit currently teaches art history and museum studies courses at University of San Francisco and the San Francisco Art Institute. Her research examines modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on art of the Americas, and the politics of display. Berit’s current book project, Grace McCann Morley and the Origins of Global Contemporary Art, examines the career of SFMOMA’s first director and her pioneering advocacy for global perspectives in the study and exhibition of modern and contemporary art.

Education
PhD, History of Art, New York University, 2015
MA, Museum Studies, New York University, 2006
BA, History of Art & Visual Culture/Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2004