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People in the News

posted by CAA — Oct 17, 2013

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.

October 2013


Nicole Archer, a visiting faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute in California since 2009, has been appointed assistant professor in history and theory of contemporary art at her school. The position is tenure track.

Emily Engel has joined the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, as a tenure-track professor of art history and chair of the Fine Arts Department. In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities in the history of Latin American art, Engel will develop majors in studio art and art history for the college.

Ruthann Godollei has been named a DeWitt Wallace Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her courses include printmaking, the senior seminar, and topics such as dissent.

Janet Kraynak has been appointed associate dean for the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons the New School for Design in New York.

Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has been awarded an Ellen McClung Berry professorship for 2013–15.

J. P. Park has joined the History of Art Department at the University of California, Riverside, as an assistant professor of East Asian art. Park was formerly an assistant professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Howard Singerman has joined Hunter College, City University of New York, as Caroff Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. Previously he was chair of the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Museums and Galleries

Renata Holod, curator of the Near East section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, has been elected president of the board of trustees of the Ukranian Museum in New York.

Kimberly L. Jones has joined the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas as Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of America. She previously worked as a curator and lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.

Danielle Rice, formerly executive director of the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, has been appointed director of the new graduate degree program in museum leadership in the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Marika Sardar has accepted the post of associate curator of Southern Asian and Islamic art at the San Diego Museum of Art in California.

Organizations and Publications

Sylvie Fortin has been tapped to lead the next Biennale de Montréal as executive and artistic director. The multisite exhibition in the province of Quebec will take place in 2014–15.

Brooke Kamin Rappaport, most recently an independent curator and specialist in modern and contemporary sculpture, has been appointed senior curator of the Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York.