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posted by June 17, 2012

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

June 2012

Academe

Ellen K. Levy, an artist, writer, and former CAA president, has joined the faculty of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in Portland, Maine, as special advisor on art and sciences.

Museums and Galleries

Colette Crossman, administrator of arts and programs for the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art of the University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed curator of exhibitions at the museum.

Karen Sherry, previously associate curator of American art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, has been named curator of American art at the Portland Museum of Art in Oregon.

People in the News

posted by April 17, 2012

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

April 2012

Academe

Luba Freedman, a scholar of Italian Renaissance art and a member of the Renaissance Studies editorial board and the Sixteenth Century Journal editorial committee, has been promoted to the rank of full professor in the History of Art Department at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

Scott Johnson, a sculptor, photographer, and installation artist, has received tenure in the Art Department at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Susan Yelavich, a longtime faculty member at Parsons the New School for Design in New York, has been appointed director of the master of arts in design studies program at her school.

Museums and Galleries

Emily Beeny will join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in June 2012 as assistant curator of nineteenth-century painting in Art of Europe. Beeny is presently a doctoral candidate completing a year in Paris on the Rudolf Wittkower Dissertation Fellowship from Columbia University in New York.

Olivier Meslay, senior curator of European and American art and Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas, has been named associate director of curatorial affairs at his institution.

Joanne Pillsbury, formerly director of Precolumbian studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, has been named associate director of scholarly programs at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California.

Joel Smith, currently Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey, has been appointed curator of photography at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. Smith begins his new position in September 2012.

People in the News

posted by February 17, 2012

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2012

Academe

Joseph Basile, a professor of art history and chairperson of the Department of Art History at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore since 1994, has been named associate dean for liberal arts at his school.

Angela Ellsworth, a sculptor and professor of art at Arizona State University in Phoenix, has been awarded tenure.

Dennis Farber, a faculty member in the Foundation Department at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore since the 1990s, has been named associate dean of foundation studies at his school.

Anne Marie Oliver, assistant professor of intermedia and contemporary theory at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, has been named cochair of the master’s degree program in critical theory and creative research at her school.

P. Gregory Warden, professor of art history and associate dean for research and academic affairs in the Meadows School of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has been appointed president of Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. Warden will leave his current institution at the end of academic year 2011–12.

Museums and Galleries

David Bomford has left his position as acting museum director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. Bomford, who joined the museum in 2007 as associate director for collections, will return to London to pursue research, scholarship, and writing.

Joy Garnett, a New York–based painter and the editor of NEWSgrist, has become director of Theodore:Art, a gallery that has recently relocated from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh has been named Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois. A museum staff member since 1975, McCullagh succeeds Douglas Druick as the head of her department.

JoAnne Northrup, previously chief curator at the San Jose Museum of Art in California, has joined the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno as director of contemporary initiatives.

Martha Tedeschi has been named Prince Trust Curator in Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois. A museum staffer since 1982, Tedeschi takes the curatorial reins from Douglas Druick.

Sheena Wagstaff, chief curator at Tate Modern in London since 2001, has been recruited as the new department head of twentieth- and twenty-first century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Kenneth Wayne, a consultant for arts organizations since 2010 after leaving a curatorial post at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York, has joined the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, as deputy director for curatorial affairs.

People in the News

posted by December 17, 2011

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

December 2011

Academe

Maria Ann Conelli, formerly executive director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York, has been appointed dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Marc Gerstein, professor of art history at the University of Toledo in Ohio, will retire at the end of the fall 2011 semester. Gerstein spent thirty-one years in Toledo, first with the Toledo Museum of Art and, since 1987, with the University of Toledo.

Martha Langford has been appointed research chair and director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She began her five-year term on July 1, 2011.

Sandra Maxa, a graphic designer and educator, has become a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She will teach during academic year 2011–12.

Aaron McIntosh has been appointed to the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore for the 2011–12 school year.

Gunalan Nadarajan, vice provost of research at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, has been appointed to a new position at his school: vice provost of research and graduate studies.

Mark Sanders, a graphic designer and educator, has joined the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as a faculty member for academic year 2011–12.

Greg Shelnutt, professor of sculpture at Clemson University in South Carolina, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Art at his school. He succeeds Michael Vatalaro, who retired after thirty-five years.

Museums and Galleries

James Peck, most recently Robert S. and Grace B. Kerr Fellow at the University of Oklahoma’s Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art and the American West, has become curator of collections at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York.

Will South, formerly chief curator of the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, has been appointed chief curator of the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina.

Organizations and Publications

Marcia E. Vetrocq, editor-in-chief of Art in America from 2008 to 2011, has joined the editorial team at Art + Auction.

People in the News

posted by October 17, 2011

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The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

October 2011

Academe

Alan C. Braddock, an art historian specializing in American art, has been promoted to the rank of associate professor in the Department of Art History at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Christopher M. Cassidy, an artist and associate professor of design at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, has been awarded tenure in his school’s Department of Art.

Jeff McMahon, a performance artist and writer, has received tenure and been promoted to associate professor in the School of Theatre and Film at the Herberger of for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe. He will be on sabbatical for the 2011–12 academic year.

Adele E. Nelson, a writer and art historian specializing in the modern and contemporary art of Brazil, has been appointed a visiting assistant professor of art history at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for the 2011–12 academic year.

Museums and Galleries

Margarita Aguilar, a senior specialist in Latin American art at Christie’s, has been appointed the director of El Museo del Barrio in New York. Aguilar worked in the curatorial department at El Museo from 1998 to 2006.

Wassan Al-Khudhairi, a specialist on contemporary art from the Arab world with an emphasis on Iraq and chief curator of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, has been named one of six joint artistic directors of the ninth Gwangju Biennal, taking place in 2012 in South Korea.

Elizabeth Brown has stepped down from her position as chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was responsible for many innovative exhibitions over her ten-year tenure, including solo shows of work by Lari Pittman, Brian Jungen, Kiki Smith, Eirik Johnson, and William Kentridge.

Douglas Druick, a curator and department chair at the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, has been named president and Eloise W. Martin Director of the museum. A member of the Department of Prints and Drawings since 1985, he joined the Department of Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture in 2006, leading both departments.

Natasha Egan, associate director and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois, has been promoted to director. An eleven-year veteran of the museum, Egan hopes to amplify the visibility of the institution in her new position and to continue supporting international dialogue.

Paul Ha, director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Missouri since 2002, has been appointed as the new director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, effective December 1, 2011.

Russell Lord, a scholar, curator, and writer, has been named the Freeman Family Curator of Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana. He will begin work on October 17, 2011.

Will South, chief curator of the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, has been appointed the chief curator at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina. He succeeds Todd Herman, who has become executive director of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

John R. Stomberg, formerly deputy director and chief curator at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has become the next Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Kristina Van Dyke, curator for collections and research at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, has been named director of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in Saint Louis, Missouri, succeeding Matthias Waschek. She begins her new position on November 7, 2011.

Organizations and Publications

Holland Cotter, an insightful writer and recipient of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in criticism, has been named the co–chief art critic for the New York Times. He will share the position with his fellow critic at the newspaper, Roberta Smith.

Ofelia Garcia, an artist and professor of art at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, has been appointed chair of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, succeeding Sharon Burton Turner.

Deborah Solon, a renowned scholar, educator, and curator, has been named the West Coast director of American art at Heritage Auctions. A specialist in American Impressionism, she will work in the auction house’s office in Beverly Hills, California.

People in the News

posted by August 17, 2011

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

August 2011

Academe

Laurel Jay Carpenter, a performance and installation artist, has received tenure and was promoted to associate professor of art at Alfred University in Alfred New York.

John Ford, an artist and an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, has accepted a position at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Jeremy Melius, a recent graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, has received an ACLS New Faculty Fellow to teach in the Department of the History of Art at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 2011–12 and 2012–13 academic years.

Jeffrey Saletnik, who recently finished his doctorate at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has accepted an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship. He will teach as a visiting assistant professor of art at Amherst University in Amherst, Massachusetts, through academic year 2012–13.

Stacey L. Sloboda, a historian of eighteenth and nineteenth-century European art, has received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Museums and Galleries

Diane P. Fischer, an independent curator and scholar, has been appointed chief curator of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Donna Gustafson has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon Liaison for Academic Programs and Curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Organizations and Publications

Reni Gower, professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has been elected as the representative from her state to the board of the Southeastern College Art Conference.

Michèle Hannoosh, professor of French in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Catriona MacLeod, associate professor of German and chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, have become the editors of the journal Word & Image: A Journal of Visual/Verbal Enquiry. They succeed the founding editor, John Dixon Hunt.

Elena Phipps, vice president of the Textile Society of America, based in Middletown, Delaware, has become president, succeeding Ruth Scheuing, who has resigned from the position.

People in the News

posted by June 17, 2011

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

June 2011

Academe

Michaël J. Amy has been promoted to professor of the history of art in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

Mary D. Garrard, professor emerita of American University in Washington, DC, was the William Fleming Distinguished Visiting Professor at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, in April 2011.

Beauvais Lyons, James R. Cox Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has been appointed a Chancellor Professor at his school. The honor comes with a $20,000 research stipend.

Museums and Galleries

Amy Brandt, formerly assistant curator at American Federation of Arts in New York, has been named McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia.

Cosmin Costinas will join Para/Site, a contemporary art space in Hong Kong, China, as executive director and curator in September 2011. He was previously curator at Basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Olivier Meslay, curator of European and American art at the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas, has been appointed interim director of his institution, following the resignation of Bonnie Pitman.

Joel Smith, curator of photography at the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey, has been named Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, a newly endowed position.

John R. Stomberg, currently deputy director and chief curator of the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has been chosen to lead the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as director. He begins the new job on August 1, 2011.

Michael Taylor, curator of modern art and department head of modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, has become director of the Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Organizations and Publications

Heath Fox, assistant dean of arts and humanities at the University of California, San Diego, since 2006, has been appointed deputy director of operations at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, California.

Anne Helmreich, formerly director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and associate professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has been appointed senior program officer at the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, California.

People in the News

posted by April 17, 2011

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

April 2011

Academe

Steven Bleicher has been promoted to professor of visual arts in the Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

Patricia Cronin, an artist and associate professor of art at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, has been promoted to full professor of art at her school.

Harper Montgomery, currently teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, has been named the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor in Latin American Art at Hunter College, City University of New York. She will begin her new position in fall 2011.

Joshua Rosenstock, a multimedia artist and musician, has been promoted to associate professor of humanities and arts and was granted tenure at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Museums and Galleries

Lloyd DeWitt, presently associate curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, has been appointed curator of European art at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. He will assume his duties on June 6, 2011.

Jessica May has been promoted to associate curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. She joined the museum in 2006.

Kevin M. Murphy, formerly Bradford and Christine Mishler Associate Curator of American Art at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, has been appointed curator of American art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Organizations and Publications

Linda Downs, executive director of the College Art Association, has been elected secretary of the National Humanities Alliance for a two-year term.

Marti Mayo, a New York–based consultant to nonprofit organizations and artists’ estates, has become the executive director of the Thomas Moran Trust, based in East Hampton, New York.

People in the News

posted by February 17, 2011

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2011

Academe

Philip Ursprung, formerly professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, has been appointed professor of the history of art and architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, as of February 1, 2011.

Museums and Galleries

Amanda C. Burdan has been promoted to assistant curator at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She joined the museum in July 2008 as the first Catherine Fehrer Curatorial Fellow.

Organizations and Publications

Thomas W. Lollar, a ceramicist, an instructor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and former director of visual arts and of the List Print Program at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, has been named director of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions. The Brodsky Center is housed in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

People in the News

posted by December 17, 2010

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

To learn more about submitting a listing, please see the the instructions on main Member News page.

December 2010

Academe

Anthony Cutler, the Evan Pugh Professor of Art History at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, has been selected by the University of Oxford in England to hold the Slade Professorship of Fine Art for 2011–12, in association with All Souls College. Cutler will present eight lectures and four seminars during Oxford’s Hilary Term, January to March 2012.

Beauvais Lyons, professor of art at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has been awarded a James R. Cox Professorship from 2010 to 2013. The Cox professorships honor faculty members who are outstanding teachers, who dedicate their service to the University, community, and their profession, and who model excellence in scholarship.

Bissera Pentcheva has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Museums and Galleries

Aram Moshayedi, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has been appointed assistant curator at the Gallery at REDCAT, also in Los Angeles.

Klaus Ottmann, formerly Robert Lehman Curator at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York, has become the first curator at large at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. He will manage the Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art.

Organizations and Publications

Sandra Sider, an independent curator and critic based in New York, has been appointed president of Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international arts organization with headquarters in Storrs, Connecticut. She will serve in this capacity until 2013.