Director of Curatorial Services and Senior Curator
With History Colorado for nearly 20 years, Alisa DiGiacomo is the Director of Curatorial Services and Senior Curator at History Colorado. Responsible for the activities of five curatorial departments, she is working to create policies and procedures that encourage more thoughtful, selective and responsible collecting, community collaboration, the survey and refinement of a 140-year old collection, and improving access to, and use of the History Colorado permanent collection. DiGiacomo holds a B.A. in art history and photography from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.A. in art history and museum studies from the University of Denver. Her writings include “Left on the Field: Colorado’s Semi-Pro and Amateur Baseball Teams” (Colorado Heritage Summer 2018), “Between Two Worlds: The Life and Art of Eugene Standingbear” (Colorado Heritage September/October 2014) and “The Denargo Market and the Evolution of Produce Distribution in Denver” (Colorado Heritage July/August 2014). Her book Italy in Colorado: Family Histories from Denver and Beyond (History Colorado, 2008) is in its third printing. Exhibits she has curated include Quiltspeak: Stories in the Stitches, The Italians of Denver, Children of Ludlow: Life in a Battle Zone, 1913–1914, Destination Colorado, and Backstory: Western American Art in Context.
Monday, May 20
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM