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posted by CAA — Oct 17, 2014

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 2014


Amy Freund, previously an assistant professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, has become assistant professor and Kleinheinz Family Endowed Chair in Art History in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Adriene Jenik, director of the Herberger Institute School for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe, has taken a year’s leave, which began on August 1, 2014.

Stephanie Langin-Hooper has left Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, to begin a new position as assistant professor and Karl Kilinski II Endowed Chair of Hellenic Visual Culture in the Department of Art History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Aleca Le Blanc has left her position as managing editor of the Getty Research Journal at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, to become assistant professor of Latin American art in the Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside.

Kathryn Maxwell has been appointed acting director of the Herberger Institute School for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Judith Rodenbeck, professor of modern and contemporary art at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, has accepted a position on the faculty of the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside, for the 2014–15 academic year.

Ashley Thompson, formerly senior lecturer in the School of Fine Art at Leeds University in England, has become professor and Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art in the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

Museums and Galleries

Esther Bell, formerly curator of European paintings, drawings, and sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio, has become the new curator in charge of European paintings at the Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco, California.

Kate Ezra has left her position as Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.

Erika Holmquist-Wall, formerly assistant curator of paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minnestoa, has been named Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ted Mann, formerly assistant curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, has become a San Francisco–based consulting curator for the museum’s Panza Collection.

Virginia Reynolds, curatorial assistant for the Detroit Institute of Arts in Michigan, has left her position at the museum.

Kailin Weng has left her position at Chinese art project manager at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC. She is now a graduate student at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Organizations and Publications

Roger Thorp, formerly publishing director for Tate Publishing in London, England, has been appointed editorial director for art and children’s books at Thames and Hudson, also in London.