Yinshi Lerman-Tan

Yinshi Lerman-Tan
Bradford and Christine Mishler Associate Curator of American Art
Department: Art

Yinshi Lerman-Tan joined The Huntington as the Bradford and Christine Mishler Associate Curator of American Art in the fall of 2021. She received her Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University and B.A. in American Studies from Yale University. Prior to joining The Huntington, Yinshi was a curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art, where she mounted exhibitions of American, Latin American, and modern and contemporary art. She has held positions at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where she completed her doctoral research on American still life painter John F. Peto. Her work has been supported by the Douglass Foundation, the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation, and the Coates Foundation. Yinshi also brings a specialization in Asian American art. In addition to curating, Yinshi has taught courses on American and Asian American art, museum studies, and medical humanities at Stanford, Trinity University, and UC Riverside. At The Huntington, she is working on upcoming re-installations and temporary exhibitions of American art.


Posted on May. 24, 2022
Miki Hayakawa, From My Window, 1935, oil on canvas, 28 × 28 in. Collection of Sandra and Bram Dijkstra. Photo by Aric Allen. Miki Hayakawa’s From My Window—on loan from the collection of Sandra and…