Jill is the Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. Prior to assuming this position in 2014, Dr. Deupi was Director and Chief Curator of University Museums at Fairfield University, where she was also an Assistant Professor of Art History. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Dr. Deupi holds both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of London’s Birkbeck College and the University of Virginia, respectively. A Rome Prize recipient, Dr. Deupi wrote her doctoral dissertation on art and cultural politics in 18th-century Naples.
Jill’s previous museum experience includes work at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Snite Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and the Wallace Collection. Dr. Deupi is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, the Leading Change Institute, the Getty Leadership Institute, and National Arts Strategies. She is a Board Member of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, ICOM’s University Museums and Collections Committee, the International Women’s Forum, and the Coral Gables Arts Advisory Panel. She has served as a peer reviewer for the NEH and IMLS, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, ArtTable, the Association of Art Museum Directors, and the College Art Association.