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 also held the position of visual arts registrar at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Anne Marie founded her private art consultancy, AMPL Art Consulting, in 2016. She is a matchmaker for contemporary artists, galleries and private clients. She advises clients who desire meaningful connections, whether they are new to collecting art or long-time collectors. Anne Marie also has a proven track-record in art exhibition, collection, and special project management, with a focus in contemporary and public art. She empowers arts organizations and commercial and private clients to effectively manage their projects based on a deep understanding of contemporary artistic processes, materials and museum-standard best practices. Anne Marie brings projects to fruition with her adaptive working style, easygoing professionalism, and natural leadership. 

Anne Marie is also Co-Director of SCULPTURE AT, a public art non-profit organization based in Basel, Switzerland. SCULPTURE AT creates opportunities for artists to make new work in public spaces and provides unlimited free access to immersive art experiences for a wide audience. 

Anne Marie has two decades of art collection and exhibition management experience, with a focus in contemporary and public art. Her clients include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Colby College Museum of Art, Maine Arts Commission, and TEMPOart Portland. Before launching her art consulting practice, she was a public art project manager for the San Francisco Arts Commission, where she helped manage the city’s collection of more than 4,000 public artworks. She also has held management positions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She holds a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Scripps College.

Anne Marie currently lives in Basel, Switzerland with her family.