Bryan C. Keene

Bryan C. Keene is a curator and educator whose work promotes diversity and equity for the study and display of pre-modern visual arts, as well as for the advocacy of the LGBTQIA2+ communities. At Getty Museum, he has curated or co-organized award-winning exhibitions on the topics of global manuscript cultures and on out-groups of the Middle Ages, in addition to over ten additional projects on topics ranging from gardens and landscape painting to astronomy and astrology. He edited and contributed essays to the volume Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts (Getty Publications, 2019), which features contributions by twenty-six authors on book arts from Afro-Eurasia, the Americas, and Austronesia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art and is an adjunct professor of art history and humanities at Pepperdine University. He holds a PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art with a dissertation on Italian choir book illumination.