Sharon Louden in conversation with Scott Rothkopf

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


111 Franklin Street

© 2014 Scott Rudd

Scott Rothkopf is the Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He joined the Whitney’s staff in 2009 as curator and in that role has organized Wade Guyton OS (2012) and Glenn Ligon: AMERICA (2011), which traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Rothkopf co-curated the permanent collection exhibitions Sinister Pop (2012, with Donna De Salvo) and Singular Visions (2010, with Dana Miller) and jointly oversees the Whitney’s Painting and Sculpture Acquisition Committee with De Salvo. Rothkopf also curated Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (2014), the last exhibition at the Breuer building, which traveled internationally to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. He was a member of the Core Team which planned America Is Hard to See (2015), the Whitney’s inaugural exhibition in its new building downtown. This year, Rothkopf has co-curated Open Plan: Andrea Fraser (with Laura Phipps), Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection (with Dana Miller), and Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens (with Laura Phipps) at the Whitney.