Episode 6: Paige Bardolph and Cate Thurston


PAIGE BARDOLPH is an Associate Curator at the Autry Museum of the American West, where she has curated a variety of exhibitions on Native American material culture and environmental history. She is currently finalizing two new galleries and an accompanying ethnobotanical garden, opening October 2016. She is also collaborating with KCETLink to produce content for an accompanying documentary series on traditional ecological knowledge in California. Prior to joining the curatorial department at the Autry, she has held positions in both collections and education at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She is passionate about developing visitor centered exhibitions and exploring the connections between culture, art, and science.


CATE THURSTON is an Assistant Curator at the Skirball Cultural Center. She holds a BA in American History from Franklin Pierce University and an MA in History from California State University, Northridge. Her academic work explores the intersection of community and revitalization projects in Downtown Los Angeles. Most recently, she served as the lead curator on two baseball exhibitions at the Skirball Cultural Center. Before joining the Skirball, she was the Education Manager of Objects and Exhibits at the Autry Museum of the American West.