JoBeth Cox is the Executive Director of Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk, Nebraska.
She recently curated Picture Us: Northeast Nebraska in Photos & a Century of the Camera (2018), and Dress Code: Frills, Fashion, and Function in Northeast Nebraska (2018) at EVM; has contributed exhibition material to a number of shows, such as Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection (Tyler Museum of Art, 2016), Embracing Diverse Voices: 90 Years of African-American Art (Tyler Museum of Art, 2016), and Miguel Covarrubias: Culture and Caricature (San Antonio Museum of Art, 2015); and recently presented her paper, Into the Woods and Up the Tower: Denis Before 1895 and the Iconography of Maurice Maeterlinck’s Marionette Dramas, at the 2018 Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference's "19th-century Art Across Media" session. Cox's diverse museum experience includes collection management, curating, programming development, exhibition planning and design, installation, grant-writing, graphic design and marketing, and administrative museum operations. She is the 2017 recipient of the East Texas Communities Foundation Arts Excellence Award. Cox holds a BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Tyler and is currently completing her thesis in fulfillment of her MA in Art History from UT Tyler. Cox's thesis research centers on the reinterpretation of sacred iconography in the work of Margaret and Frances Macdonald.
Cox's interests include exhibition theory and practice, meaningful engagement in museums, and arts synthesis in 19th-century Europe.
Visit http://elkhornvalleymuseum.org or facebook.com/elkhornvalleymuseum to see what she’s up to in Norfolk.