Susan Chevlowe is Chief Curator and Museum Director of Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in the Bronx, where she has organized solo shows featuring the work of Micaela Amato, Leonard Freed, Jonathan Hammer, Robert Katz, Richard McBee, Jill Nathanson, Archie Rand, and many others, as well as group exhibitions.
She is a former adjunct assistant professor in the Program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she also served as co-chair of the Visual Arts Committee of the Arts Advisory Board.
Prior to coming to the Derfner, Dr. Chevlowe was an associate curator at the Jewish Museum, New York, where she organized such exhibitions as Painting a Place in America: Jewish Artists in New York, 1900–1945 (co-curated with Norman L. Kleeblatt), Common Man, Mythic Vision: The Paintings of Ben Shahn, 1936-1962, and The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography, and edited or co-edited their accompanying exhibition catalogues. Her essay on photographer Adi Nes was included in the exhibition of his biblical series at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Dr. Chevlowe received her Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She lectures and writes about Jewish art and visual culture. She is an Advisor at the Jewish Art Salon.