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Doris Berger, PhD., Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Los Angeles, CA

Date & Time

March 24, 2021, 7pm EST


Doris Berger will give insights into buildings and the programs of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures that will open its doors in Los Angeles on September 30, 2021. The Academy Museum will be the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, science, and artists of moviemaking.

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Short Bio

Doris Berger is the Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. She oversees the curatorial department, shapes the exhibition program with the leadership team, and curates exhibitions. She was previously a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center, a Getty Postdoctoral Fellow, both in Los Angeles, and the Director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. She curated the touring exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 (2014-2017) at the Skirball and is co-curating Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898-1971 with Rhea Combs (NMAAHC) at the Academy Museum for 2022. She wrote the book Projected Art History: Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has published essays in German and English in catalogues, books, and journals. Berger holds an M.A. from the University of Vienna, Austria, and a Ph.D. from the University of Art in Braunschweig, Germany. She is a Co-Chapter Head of ASCINA’s Pacific South chapter.

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