Staff

Lorelei Stewart, Director

Lorelei Stewart, Director of Gallery 400 since 2000, has organized over 40 exhibitions, including the Joyce Award-winning exhibition Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid (2006). In 2002 she initiated the acclaimed At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago series, a commissioning program that encouraged Chicago area artists' experimental practices. She holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, a BA from Smith College, and a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Sheridan Tucker Anderson, Assistant Director

Sheridan Tucker Anderson is Assistant Director of Gallery 400. She has held research and curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at University of Chicago. Most recently, she curated In Their Own Form at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, which explored the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes, as mediated through Afrofuturist themes. She holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MA in Art History from the University of Chicago.

Rachel McDermott, Curatorial Graduate Assistant

Rachel McDermott is the Curatorial Graduate Assistant and facilitates relationships between Gallery 400 and artists, curators, and exhibition contributors. Her work and scholarship look into curatorial practices that facilitate multidisciplinary conversations about current societal topics through interdisciplinary and contemporary art exhibitions. Rachel was the previous Communications Graduate Assistant at Gallery 400, and she has recently interned with the curatorial team at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and worked as the Art Gallery Coordinator at the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery in Palos Hills, IL. She is a second year in the MA Museum and Exhibition Studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was recently awarded the Spring 2019 Award for Graduate Research. She holds a BA in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston.

Megan Moran, Community Engagement and Public Programs Graduate Assistant

Megan Moran is a second-year graduate student in the MA Museum & Exhibition Studies program at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her graduate work is focused on developing a critical Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework to assess current gallery teaching practices and explore new directions for SEL and trauma-informed pedagogy in art museums. Prior to graduate school, Megan worked in education departments at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Most recently she held the position of Education Coordinator at the Alphawood Gallery in Chicago, a social justice-oriented exhibition space. She received her BA in Art History from Seattle University.

Rose Cannon, Communications Graduate Assistant

Rose Cannon is a first-year MA candidate in Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her interests center around arts education access and the power that museums have to unlock agency-building and creative development in marginalized youth. Rose spent the past few years working in early education as a preschool assistant teacher and in arts curriculum development at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in California. Additionally, she has worked in audience engagement at the Oakland Museum of California, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Rose received her B.A. in History of Art and Visual Culture with a minor in Italian Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.