Anne Marie Purkey Levine ’98

“The Wilson Internship in collections management at the Williamson Gallery helped me to launch my career in the museum field, and my Scripps education provided me with analytical tools that have proven invaluable in navigating my way through the challenging (but rewarding!) profession of non-profit arts administration.”

Visual Arts Registrar, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Anne Marie Purkey Levine ’98

Anne Marie received her B.A. in art history and completed a minor in Italian studies.

“The Wilson Internship in collections management at the Williamson Gallery helped me to launch my career in the museum field, and my Scripps education provided me with analytical tools that have proven invaluable in navigating my way through the challenging (but rewarding!) profession of non-profit arts administration. I am continually thankful for the doors that Scripps has opened for me, and look forward to encouraging and supporting current and future Scripps alumnae in the arts.

I began as an exhibition assistant in the registration department at LACMA, and then transitioned to the education department as the docent and school tour coordinator. After moving to Chicago I spent three years working in the registration department at the Art Institute of Chicago, where I deepened my knowledge of exhibition management as well as helped launch a new collection management system that automated exhibition and loan procedures. I then pursued an intensive one-year master in humanities degree with a focus in art history at the University of Chicago, which helped position me for a management-level job within the museum field.”

As the chief registrar at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Anne Marie was able to apply her knowledge and skills from large museums to a smaller institution in which her responsibilities were much more diversified. Working in both large and small to mid-size institutions has provided her with invaluable insight into the mechanisms of non-profit arts management.

Anne Marie currently works as the visual arts registrar at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.