Regional Groups



New York

Boston


Washington, D.C.

Megan Driscoll
Helena Vilalta

Houston
Natilee Harren

Chicago

San Francisco
Christian Whitworth

Los Angeles
The Regional Groups of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians (SCAH) convene scholars, curators, artists, and arts professionals from diverse institutions who are invested in the study of the history of contemporary art. SCAH Regional Groups aim to support the specific interests of scholars of contemporary art history while contributing to the organization’s overarching mission: to promote knowledge of contemporary art history and visual culture through facilitation of discussion groups, presentations of works in progress, and the active encouragement of research among its members.

We aim to connect scholars of contemporary art history across institutions in order to help them collectively identify, assess, and negotiate key issues facing their work and lives. These groups liaise with larger organizational bodies including the SCAH Executive Board and the College Art Association (CAA) in order to address the specific interests and challenges of scholars of contemporary art history.

Current Regional Group projects include organizing reading groups and discussions, behind-the-scenes tours, gathering and sharing online resources, and holding regular meetings to discuss topics such as professionization, publishing, the job search, and tenure processes. Through these activities, SCAH endeavors to create robust local communities around the critical study of contemporary art history and cultivate active and resource-rich networks of and for scholars, teachers, and museum professionals.

If you are interested in launching or leading a SCAH Regional Group, please contact a member of our Executive Board.