About » Austen Bailly

Austen Bailly

Assistant Curator, American Art

What I do: Interpret, present, and develop the historical American art collection (art produced in what is now the United States from the mid 1700s to around 1960); write about American art and curatorial practice.

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana.

Artwork: Thomas Hart Benton’s American Historical Epic (the subject of my dissertation).
Movie: Anything by the Coen Brothers or Pedro Almodovar.
Restaurant: Nook Bistro.
Part of LA: Miracle Mile.

What I’d like to know: When my baby will start sleeping through the night!

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