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Michael Steven Bell

Michael Steven Bell, American art curator. Served with United States Air Force, 1963-1967. Member Art Museum Association, American Association Museum, International Council Museums.

Background

  • Bell, Michael Steven was born on July 4, 1946 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Son of Vernon L. and Alpha Marie (Russell) Bell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (scholar), California Institute Arts, 1970. Master of Fine Arts, University Kentucky, 1972.

    Career

    • Teaching assistant California Institute Art, 1970-1971, University Kentucky, 1971-1972. Designer Amorphia, Inc., Mill Valley, California, 1972. Assistant director eproductions department Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, 1973-1974.

      Curatorial assistant Oakland (California) Museum, 1975-1976, registrar, 1976-1980. Director Midland (Michigan) Art Council, 1980-1981. Art curator San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1981-1984.

      Assistant director San Francisco Arts Commission, 1984-1987, curator, visual art access, since 1987.

    Works

    • Exhibited in group shows including: Evansville (Indiana) Museum Art and Science, 1971, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1978. Contributor poems and articles to various publications.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with United States Air Force, 1963-1967. Member Art Museum Association, American Association Museum, International Council Museums.

    Connections

    • Children– Shannon, Ororah, Justin, Mercury.
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    Born July 4, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1970
      California Institute Arts
    • 1972
      University Kentucky
    • 1970 - 1971
      Teaching assistant, California Institute Art
    • 1971 - 1972
      Teaching assistant, California Institute Art
    • 1972
      designer, Amorphia
      Mill Valley, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      assistant, director reprodns. department Vorpal Gallery
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      curatorial assistant, Oakland (California) Museum
    • 1976 - 1980
      curatorial assistant, Oakland (California) Museum
    • 1980 - 1981
      director, Midland (Michigan) Art Council
    • 1981 - 1984
      art curator San Francisco Museum Modern Art
    • 1984 - 1987
      assistant, director San Francisco Arts Commission
    • 1987
      assistant, director San Francisco Arts Commission
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