Hope Saska standing in the CU Art Museum vault. She has her hand rested on some open drawers in a flat filing cabinet and is wearing a dark sweater and a scarf.
chief curator and director of academic engagement

Hope Saska is our chief curator and director of academic engagement. A specialist in works on paper, Hope holds a doctorate from Brown University with a dissertation on 18th-century graphic satire and caricature. While serving as the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Detroit Institute of Art and the Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at the Lewis Walpole Library, Hope honed her curatorial expertise working on a number of exhibitions and research and digital humanities projects. In 2019 she co-authored a response paper to CU Boulder Academic Futures Interdisciplinary Teaching, Research, and Creative Work Report: Is it an Academy? A Proposal to Expand Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Teaching at the CU Art Museum.  In 2018 co-authored a white papers for CU's Academic Futures Initiative: Is It An Art? A Case Study of Teaching at the CU Art Museum. She teaches a gradaute level curatorial practicum with CU's Museum Studies program bi-anually. She previously served as a  test developer for the redesigned AP art history exam, and has taught art history at the Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University and Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Please note: our curators do not review un-solicited exhibition proposals.