Britany Salsbury
  • Britany Salsbury

Britany Salsbury

Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

Britany Salsbury joined the Cleveland Museum of Art in March 2018. Previously, she was associate curator of prints and drawings at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she organized exhibitions including Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France (2017) and Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching (2018). As a postdoctoral Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (2015–17), Salsbury curated Altered States: Etching in Late 19th-Century Paris, and was editor and principal author of the accompanying online publication. She has also held research and fellowship positions in the drawings and prints departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Salsbury’s research and publications focus on 19th-century European works on paper with a particular interest in technical art history and the history of collecting. She is coeditor of the forthcoming book Collecting Prints, Posters, and Ephemera: Perspectives in a Global World (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and a frequent contributor to the journals Print Quarterly and Art in Print. Salsbury cofounded and serves as copresident of the Association of Print Scholars, an international nonprofit organization that encourages innovative scholarship on prints. She has also taught on topics including modern art and the history of printmaking at the City University of New York and Christie’s Education, and frequently worked with classes from the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University in the RISD Museum’s study room for works on paper.

Salsbury received her BA in Art History and English at Case Western Reserve University and a MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She completed a MPhil and PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where her dissertation on print portfolios in fin-de-siècle Paris was supported by funding from the Getty Research Institute and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.