Elliot Reichert joined the Eskenazi Museum of Art as its first Curator of Contemporary Art in 2019. In addition to conceiving and executing a vision for contemporary art at the museum and cultivating its collection, Reichert serves as an advisor on public art at IU. Before joining the Eskenazi Museum of Art, he worked as a curator, editor, and researcher in Chicago, Illinois. Reichert has organized exhibitions at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; Artpace, San Antonio; Chicago Artists Coalition; and the Beirut Art Center, Lebanon. He has published extensively on contemporary art on platforms like the Brooklyn Rail and the Journal of Visual Culture and has served as editor of Northwestern Art Review, the exhibition catalogue The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” and Newcity. Reichert received his BA in art history from Northwestern University and two MA degrees, one in arts administration and policy and another in modern and contemporary art history, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.