Megan Metcalf

Megan Metcalf is an art and dance historian at work on a book about the appearance of dance and performance in contemporary art spaces. She brings a practitioner’s perspective to scholarly research, combining work in institutional and personal archives with the study of movement practices. In addition to Open Space, her writing has appeared on,, and in Contemporary Art Review LA (Carla), among others. Her research projects have been supported by organizations including the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the New York Public Library, and New York’s Danspace Project. She received a PhD in art history from UCLA in 2018 and has held teaching positions at UCLA, Otis College of Art and Design, and ArtCenter College of Design. In 2021-2022, Megan is a History of Art and Visual Culture Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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