January Parkos Arnall

Curator of Public Programs


January Parkos Arnall organizes durational artists’ projects and programs for adult audiences at the MCA. She holds a BFA in fine art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in photography with an emphasis in art history from Temple University, Philadelphia; and a PhD in cultural studies and museum theory from Claremont Graduate University. From 2013 until 2017, she oversaw public engagement, developed exhibition-related programs and was on the curatorial team for exhibitions and residencies at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. At the Hammer she organized the exhibition In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance; residencies with language justice collective Antena and with the artists Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden; and helped to initiate the museum’s Bureau of Feminism.

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January Parkos Arnall. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.