John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Curatorial Fellow in Photography
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Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., McGill University
Jackson Davidow is an art historian, curator, and critic. At the Harvard Art Museums, he researches and prepares interpretative materials for permanent collections gallery installations, special exhibitions, and publications related to the photography collection. Before coming to the museums, he worked at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Tufts University at the Translating Race Lab and the Center for the Humanities. With Noam Parness, he is co-curator of Christian Walker: The Profane and the Poignant, which opens at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York in September 2023 before traveling to the Tufts University Art Galleries (TUAG) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts in Boston in January 2024. He has a second exhibition, As the World Burns: Queer Photography and Nightlife in Boston, that accompanies the Walker survey during its presentation at TUAG. He is writing a book on global AIDS cultural activism.
“Two Lovers.” The Baffler, September 7, 2023.
“Voices from the Collections: Photographer Guanyu Xu in Conversation with Curatorial Fellow Jackson Davidow.” Index magazine, June 25, 2023.
“American Soldier Photography.” Index magazine, April 12, 2023.
“In the ’60s, a gay couple made their Worcester home into a refuge of art and community.” The Boston Globe Magazine, March 7, 2023.
“The Book of Saint Phalles.” Los Angeles Review of Books, April 25, 2022.
“The Locker Room Project, Cape Town, 1994.” In Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories, ed. Adam Nathaniel Furman and Joshua Mardell. London: RIBA, 2022.
“Seeing Holes.” The Baffler, November 10, 2021.
“Portfolio: Arthur Tress.” Artforum, October 14, 2021.
“The Healing Museum.” Art in America, September 22, 2021.
“Against Our Vanishing.” The Baffler, July 12, 2021.
“Reframing AIDS, Reframing COVID-19.” British Art Studies (July 2021).