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director , University lecturer , art curator

Betti-Sue Hertz, American curator, arts administrator, writer, educator working at the intersection of critical visual culture and socially relevant issues. She was Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2008-2015; Curator of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Arts, 2000-2008; Director, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx Council on the Arts,1992-1998. She has been lecturer at San Francisco Art Institute and Stanford University.


Bachelor, Goddard College, 1975. Master of Fine Arts, City University of New York, New York City, 1982. Postgraduate, City University of New York, New York City, 1997.


Museum interpreter South Street Seaport Museum, New York City, 1978-1979. Executive director Bronx River Art Center, 1982-1987. Director Longwood Arts Project Bronx Council Arts, 1987—1998.

Curator contemporary art San Diego Museum Art, 2000—2008. Director visual arts Yerba Buena Center Arts, San Francisco, since 2008.


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    • Editor (visual arts catalogue) Longwood Arts Journal, 1992-1996. Curator Las Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative, Smithsonian Institution, 1991, Beyond the Borders: Art by Recent Immigrants, Bronx Museum Arts, 1994, Urban Mythologies: The Bronx Represented Since the 1960s, 1999, Axis Mexico: Common Objects and Recent Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum Art, 2002, Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia, 2004, Transmission: The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark, 2006, Animated Painting, 2007, Eleanor Antin: Historical Takes, 2008.


Member National Association Artists' Organizations (co-vice president, board directors 1994-1997), Municipal Arts Society (historical and cultural landmarks committee 1992-1997), Art Table.