Lisa Hostetler has been named Curator-in-Charge of the Department of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. She will assume the role at the end of the year. The announcement was made by today by Bruce Barnes, the Ron and Donna Fielding Director at the Eastman House, via a press release.
Hostetler is currently curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Previously, she was the curator of photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum for seven years, where she curated exhibitions including “Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America,” “Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts,” and “In Living Color: Photographs by Saul Leiter”. In addition to editing or contributing to the catalogues of several shows she curated, Hostetler also contributed to the book Animals are Outside Today by photographer Colleen Plumb.
From 2001 to 2005, Hostetler was a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum’s department of photographs, and before that, she was registrar at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City.