Michele Urton is an arts professional with substantial museum experience, having held both curatorial and exhibition management positions. In 2014, she joined the Skirball Cultural Center as the Exhibitions Manager, overseeing a robust exhibition schedule and traveling exhibitions program. Before joining the Skirball, Michele was an Assistant Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she worked on a number of large scale exhibitions, including Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s to 1970s, Tim Hawkinson, and Paul Thek. During her tenure, she served as the lead curatorial coordinator and Broad Foundation liaison for the inaugural exhibition of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum in 2008. In 2009, she co-curated Fallen Fruit Presents EATLACMA, an ambitious year-long project featuring an exhibition, five artist-designed gardens that pushed the boundaries of the museum into surrounding public spaces, and a series of public events and artist performances that used food as the common ground to engage the public with art in innovative ways. Michele received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in American Civilization from Brown University.

NextGen Peer Mentor (2019, 2020)