Diane Mullin is Senior Curator at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota. Her curatorial work focuses on modern and contemporary art.
Mullin holds a PhD and an MA in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. Her graduate research considered gender issues in 1970s body art and changing notions of subjectivity in mid-century American art and culture, as evidenced in particular by Robert Rauschenberg’s earliest work (1948-1953). She has curated numerous exhibitions including SAD: Illuminating a Northern View of Darkness (2007), Paul Shambroom: Picturing Power (2008), Common Sense: Art and the Quotidian (2010), and Local Time (2015). Mullin was assistant professor of liberal and critical studies and director of MCAD Gallery at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 1995-2004. She is a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota and is adjunct professor in the MCAD MFA program. She regularly publishes in art and scholarly journals and sits on art selection juries nationally.