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Carolyn Brucken

Carolyn BruckenCarolyn Brucken

Class of 1991, Curator of Western Women’s History, The Autry Museum of the American West

Carolyn Brucken is Curator of Western Women’s History at the Autry Museum of the American West. Brucken received her MA from the Winterthur Program in 1991 and a PhD in American Studies from George Washington University in 1997. She has worked as a researcher at the National Archives in Washington DC and Manager of Outreach and Training at the Museum of Tolerance before joining the Autry Museum in 2003. As curator at the Autry her special exhibition projects have included Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West, California’s Designing Women, and Home Lands: How Women Made the West. At the Autry, she has also served as Chief Curator and Interim Vice President of Curatorial and Exhibitions. In addition to curatorial work, Brucken has taught Material Culture Studies and Museum Studies at Claremont Graduate School, California State University-Fullerton, and Miami University. Dr. Brucken’s publications include Home Lands: How Women Made the West (2010), and the Winterthur Portfolio article “In the Public Eye: Women and the American Luxury Hotel.”

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University of Delaware   •   Newark, DE 19716   •   USA
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