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art curator

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;teaching assistant, U. Kentucky, 1971-1972;designer, Amorphia, Inc., Mill Valley, California, 1972;assistant director eproductions department, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1973-1974;curatorial assistant, Oakland (California) Museum, 1975-1976;registrar, Oakland (California) Museum, 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, San Francisco Arts Commission, since 1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

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.

father:
Vernon L. Bell

mother:
Alpha Marie (Russell) Bell

children:
Shannon Bell

Ororah Bell

Justin Bell

Mercury Bell