Toni brings an impressive background in museums and academia to GLI. In 2011-2012, she was the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her book in progress, Manufacturing Modernism: Richard F. Bach at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines the Metropolitan’s unique place in actively fostering the emergence of American modern design. Prior to her fellowship, she developed and managed an award-winning distance learning program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and served as the Assistant Director for the Museum of Creativity Project as well as a Project Associate at the Getty Education Institute for the Arts.
Dr. Guglielmo has taught in the museum and college classrooms at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Otis College of Art and Design, and the University of California, Riverside. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her scholarly research focuses on intersections between museums and consumer culture and she is interested in how history informs and advances current theory and practice in the museum field. She is currently Associate Editor for Curator: The Museum Journal, and serves on the Museum Committee at the College Art Association.