Meet the Curators

Part of the Petra exhibition.

Glenn Markoe, Curator of Classical and Near Eastern Art and Art of Africa and the Americas, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Co-Curator of Petra: Lost City of Stone

Glenn Markoe, curator of classical and Near Eastern art at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Glenn Markoe has served as Curator of Classical and Near Eastern Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum for 14 years. He is currently also the administrative head of Art of Africa and the Americas. Before coming to Cincinnati, he worked in a curatorial capacity at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont. Dr. Markoe was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Cyprus in 1987-88. His scholarly research has concentrated on the Phoenicians and on Greek art of the Archaic period. Among his publications is a book on the Phoenicians, copublished by the British Museum Press and the University of California Press. Co-curator for Petra: Lost City of Stone, Dr. Markoe has organized several major exhibitions at the Cincinnati Art Museum, including Mistress of House, Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt, which was featured at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1997 in celebration of its centennial. Dr. Markoe received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981.

Craig Morris, Senior Vice President, Dean of Science, and Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, and Co-Curator of Petra: Lost City of Stone


Joining the Department of Anthropology as Assistant Curator in 1975, Craig Morris became Curator in 1980 and served as Chairman of the department from 1983 to 1990. In 1995, he was appointed Dean of Science. In that capacity, Dr. Morris--along with Senior Vice President and Provost Michael J. Novacek--provides leadership to the Museum's curatorial staff. In addition, he coordinates the efforts of the Department of Exhibition with those of the Museum's scientific departments. Dr. Morris studies the archaeology of the Inka Empire, focusing on how its rise and growth are related to broader issues of political and economic processes in archaic states. He has conducted excavations in several sites in Peru and Bolivia, is the author of more than 100 scholarly papers, and has collaborated on several books, the most recent of which is The Cities of the Ancient Andes, coauthored with Adriana von Hagen. Dr. Morris is the curator of the section on Andean societies in the Museum's Hall of South American Peoples, which opened in 1989. He has served as curator of the special exhibitions Leonardo's Codex Leicester: A Masterpiece of Science (1997), Peru's Golden Treasures (1977-78), Gold of El Dorado: Heritage of Colombia (1979-80), and the New York showing of Royal Tombs of Sipn (1994). In 1998, Dr. Morris was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Morris received an M.A. (1964) and a Ph.D. (1967) in anthropology from the University of Chicago.