Donna De Salvo joined the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2004 and was appointed as the museum’s first chief curator in 2006, a post that she held until 2015. With the opening of the Whitney’s new building, De Salvo assumed the role of Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator. As deputy director and senior curator, she organizes exhibitions and collection displays, codirects the painting and sculpture committee, oversees the Andy Warhol Film Project, and leads the museum’s efforts to define and communicate an expanded notion of art in the United States, both domestically and internationally. Recent exhibitions that she has co-organized include Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again (2018–19), Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium (2017), Open Plan: Michael Heizer (2016), Open Plan: Steve McQueen (2016), and America Is Hard to See (2015). Before joining the Whitney, De Salvo held curatorial positions at Dia Art Foundation in New York, Tate Modern in London, Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University in Columbus.
Artists on Andy Warhol
Artists on Andy Warhol is the third installment in a series culled from Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lectures, focused on the work of artist Andy Warhol. It features contributions from Robert Buck, Glenn Ligon, Jorge Pardo, Kara Walker, and James Welling.