Melissa Rachleff Burtt
Clinical Associate Professor of Arts Administration
Melissa Rachleff Burtt spent 8 years as a program officer at the New York State Council on the Arts from 1999-2007. Previously, Rachleff Burtt was associate curator at Exit Art and head of adult and community programs at the Brooklyn Museum. She has written on the subject of photography, art, and art management for a variety of publications. Ms. Rachleff Burtt received her B.S. degree in Art and Design from Drexel University, and is an alumna of the NYU/ICP MA Program at Art and Art Professions program. Rachleff Burtt is a fellow at the New York University Humanities Initiative during academic year 2013/2014, where she will complete research on her exhibition and book project titled, "Inventing Downtown: Artist Run Galleries in New York City, 1950-1965." The exhibition will open at the Grey Art Gallery (NYU) during the 2015/2016 academic year. Her essay, "Do It Yourself:A History of Alternatives" was published in Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010, by MIT Press in 2012.