Megan Fontanella is Curator, Modern Art and Provenance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Her research encompasses late nineteenth- through mid-twentieth-century European and U.S. avant-gardes, with a particular focus on dealer networks and collecting patterns.
Since joining the institution in 2005, Fontanella has curated or co-organized over thirty exhibitions for the Guggenheim’s constellation of museums in Berlin, Bilbao, New York, and Venice, as well as developed shows abroad for the traveling exhibitions program. She works with the Collections Council, the Guggenheim’s premier affinity group, and serves on the Sustainability and DEAI Committees.
Fontanella received her B.A. in Art History modified with History from Dartmouth College, and she went on to receive her M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she specialized in late 19th-century French art. She is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth.
Speaking at Green Museums Summit 2023:
Learnings from an Exhibition Carbon Study
Understanding the impacts from the design and creation of exhibitions is paramount to developing strategies for a more sustainable future for museums. Join the folks leading the Guggenheim’s sustainability strategy as we share what we’ve learned and how we will continue to uncover further opportunities for sustainable innovation.