Biography: Kelley Elliott

Kelley Elliott
Kelley Elliott
Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Glass

Kelley Elliott joined the Museum in 2012. She assists with acquisitions, exhibitions, cataloguing and research of the Museum’s modern glass collection.

Planned to open in 2014, Elliott’s first exhibition at the Museum focuses on the French Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass of René Lalique.

Elliott received a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from the University of Montana, and a M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts through the Corcoran College of Art + Design and Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C.  Her graduate research focused on 19th-century French glass and 19th-century French jewelry.

Elliott was previously the collections associate at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington, D.C., where she managed, catalogued, and researched the collection; led museum tours; and gave public presentations on collections management.  She also worked at the Corcoran College of Art + Design as career services specialist, helping emerging artists and art historians find employment opportunities.

She has held fellowships at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Museum of American History, and has held internship positions at the Manassas Museum System of Manassas, VA, the Luce Foundation Center for American Art of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Building Museum, and the Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C.