Monica Obniski

Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design

Monica Obniski is the Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she reinstalled the design galleries, co-curated Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America (on view at the Denver Art Museum in May 2019), coordinated the exhibitions How Posters Work and Jaime Hayon: Technicolor, and is currently organizing an international traveling exhibition with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for 2020-21 called Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980. Prior to arriving to the MAM, Monica held curatorial positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has lectured and published on a wide range of topics. Obniski received an MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from the Bard Graduate Center, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.