Elizabeth  Semmelhack

Elizabeth Semmelhack

As Senior Curator at the Bata Shoe Museum, Elizabeth Semmelhack applies her cultural art history background to the mission of the Museum by exploring the multiple roles and meanings of footwear through innovative and engaging exhibitions. Most recently she curated “Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels.” The American Federation of the Arts has expanded “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture” into a travelling exhibition that will be displayed in four US venues, beginning in July 2015. Recently named by Fashion magazine one of the world’s top five game-changing fashion curators, Semmelhack has been featured in articles in National Geographic, Vogue, Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, and many others, including an op-ed piece for The New York Times discussing issues related to gender and high heels. She has also appeared on TV programs and published a number of books and catalogs. Her upcoming book “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture” will appear in 2015.