Sarah E. Kleinman is an Art History Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, U.S., specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum Studies. This website is a repository for Kleinman's artwork prior to her pursuit of graduate study.
As a Fulbright Fellow based at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, Kleinman is conducting dissertation research on the upbringing and education of Trinidad-born and Dartmouth-educated Kynaston McShine (1935–2018), who held a highly visible curatorial position among art museum curators in the United States. Her dissertation traces the introduction and subsequent canonization of Minimalism and Conceptualism within the art museum during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on McShine’s curatorial strategies at the Jewish Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
Kleinman holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science, Art History, and Studio Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2010) and a Master of Arts in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University (summa cum laude, 2016). Her graduate work has been supported through a 2014–16 graduate teaching assistantship in the Department of Art History at VCU, the 2016–17 Hamad-bin-Khalifa Assistantship in Art History at VCU and VCUarts Qatar, the 2018–19 Fulbright Program through the United States Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the 2018–19 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Graduate Fellowship for Art History.