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Dream Job :: Art Curator at Wythe Hotel

August 4th, 2014

When we think of “hotel artwork,” most of us can’t help but imagine mass-produced abstract prints in poor color choices, or large-scale, arbitrary stock photography (insert sad face). But at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel, that’s not nearly the case; instead, each and every piece of artwork you’ll see has been carefully and intentionally selected to bolster the room or hallway in which it resides… and since the building is a renovated factory from 1901, there’s no shortage of history and industrial inspiration. Of course, curated art collections aren’t born overnight, so when Kimia Ferdowsi Kline — the mastermind behind it all — landed on my radar, I knew she’d be the perfect subject for this month’s Dream Job installment. I sat down with the art curator and visual artist to talk making it in the art world, taking inspiration from your environment and balancing personal passions with work…

Photos by Belathée photography

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12 Comments under :: Dream Job :: Art Curator at Wythe Hotel
  1. CiCi says:

    This is my definition of a dream job, and Kimia seems perfectly suited for it. The Wythe Hotel sounds like a dream destination as well.

  2. kristin says:

    so rad! who knew that the wythe hotel had an art curator?

  3. Jennifer Rose Smith says:

    Great interview. This is a TOTAL dream job. To work at “the intersection of the art world and hospitality” in New York… so exciting. And being able to find and expose talented artists to a large audience through the hotel must feel great.

  4. I was part of the art pop up there where they featured sketchbooks from the Sketchbook Project. The limited contact I had with Wythe was super nice. I had no idea they had a permanent art collection.

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  8. I LOVE this segment on you blog! It is so exciting to hear stories like this one. Huge thanks for sharing!

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  10. Wow! I love her work. Thanks for introducing her to me.

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