Norman L. Kleeblatt

Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator

​Norman L. Kleeblatt is the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York. Over the past twenty-five years, Norman Kleeblatt has played a key role in shaping the holdings of the Jewish Museum, acquiring unique, culturally relevant works in various media for the collection of modern and contemporary art. Kleeblatt is known for his broad ranging exhibitions including the 2008 award-winning Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940 – 1976 (2008). Among other exhibitions organized by Mr. Kleeblatt are The Dreyfus Affair: Art, Truth and Justice (1987) and Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities (1996). He was also co-curator for An Expressionist in Paris: The Paintings of Chaim Soutine (1998) and Painting a Place in America: Jewish Artists in New York, 1900 – 1945 (1991). He currently serves on the boards of both the Vera List Center for Art and Politics of the New School and as Vice President of the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Kleeblatt holds a BA in Art History from Rutgers University and graduate degrees in Art History and Art Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.