Allison Slaby

Allison Slaby is the curator at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She joined the Reynolda House staff in September 2005. At the museum, she has curated over twenty exhibitions, including the Fall 2016 exhibition, Grant Wood and the American Farm. She has recently published a paper entitled “Grant Wood’s Agrarian Landscapes: Myth, Memory, and Control” in Formations of Identity: Society, Politics and Landscape (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016). Ms. Slaby is a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 2002, she earned her master’s degree in art history, specializing in American art, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has served as the graduate intern at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College and as the membership coordinator at the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University. Previously, she held positions at Harvard University and at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, D.C.

Exhibitions Curated

Allison Slaby, Curator, joined the Reynolda House staff in September 2005. At Reynolda House, she has curated Grant Wood and the American Farm; Virtue, Vice, Wisdom, and Folly: The Moralizing Tradition in American Art; Now/Then: A Journey in Collecting Contemporary Art at Wake Forest University (with Professor Jay Curley); Wings of Adventure: Smith Reynolds and the Flight of 898 Whiskey; New World Views: Gifts from Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs; Living with Beauty: Works on Paper from a North Carolina Collection; Reynolda Moderns; The Armory Show, One Hundred Years Later; Affinities: Pairings from the Collection; Mystical Visions, Divine Revelations: 19th-Century Religion in American Art; Thomas Hart Benton: America’s Master Storyteller; Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life; The American Expatriates: Cassatt, Sargent, and Whistler; Figures in Bronze: Sculpture at Reynolda; The Stieglitz Circle: Beyond O’Keeffe; Early American Portraits; Chuck Close: The Keith Series; Wordplay: Text and Modern Art; The Art of Dance; American Watercolors, 1880-1965; Modern Fun! Prints from the 1970s and ’80s; Abstract/Object: Mid-20th-Century Art from the Reynolda House Collection; Forty Artful Years; and Paper, Leather, Wood: Materials and African-American Art of the 20th Century.