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posted by CAA — Jun 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


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.