Susan E. Bergh





Pre-Columbian and Native North American Art


Cleveland Museum of Art


Susan E. Bergh serves as curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Among other projects, she organized the exhibition Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes, which opened in Cleveland in 2012 before traveling to the Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale and the Kimbell Art Museum. The exhibition, the first of its kind in North America, was accompanied by a 300-page catalogue. Bergh earned her doctorate from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. While in New York, she served as assistant curator of Pre-Columbian art at the Brooklyn Museum and research assistant in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her academic positions have included an assistant professorship in the Department of Art History at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and adjunct professorships at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and The Cooper Union in New York City. Her research efforts have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Getty Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks of Harvard University, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.