Kevin Stayton is Chief Curator Emeritus and Deputy Director of Collections and History, Emeritus, at the Brooklyn Museum, where he worked for 36 years before retiring in 2016. Before starting at the Brooklyn Museum, he earned a BA from the Ohio State University and an MA and MPhil from Yale University. At the Brooklyn Museum he was Curator of Decorative Arts before becoming Chief Curator in 2001. He has curated and collaborated on numerous exhibitions, including Converging Cultures:Art and Identity in Spanish America (1996) and Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age (2001). He has written and edited books and catalogues, such as Dutch by Design: Tradition and Change in Two Historic Brooklyn Houses (1990) and Collecting for the Future: A Decade of Acquisition Highlights (2012). He has taught extensively at Columbia and Person’s-Cooper-Hewitt, in addition to the Bard Graduate Center.