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posted by CAA — Oct 15, 2016

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 2016


Celeste-Marie Bernier, formerly of the University of Nottingham in England, has taken up a position as professor of black studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

John Hatch has been appointed chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

Mary Healy, formerly research fellow and guest lecturer in the history of art and visual culture at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, has become lecturer at University College Cork, also in Ireland.

Sheila Pepe has become a faculty member in the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Museums and Galleries

Alan Chong, formerly director of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Peranakan Museum in Singapore, has been named director and chief executive officer of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Amanda Gilvin, formerly visiting assistant professor of African art at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, has been appointed assistant curator of collections for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Michael Goodson, formerly director of exhibitions at the Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, has been appointed senior curator of exhibitions for Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts, also in Columbus.

Jens Hoffmann, deputy director of exhibitions and programs at the Jewish Museum in New York, has a new position at his institution: director of special exhibitions and public programs.

Kristin Holder, print room manager for the Blanton Museum of Art’s Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings at the University of Texas at Austin, is now curator emerita at her institution.

Sarah Newman, previously consulting curator of modern art for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has been named James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, also in Washington, DC.

Stephanie E. Rozman has joined the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, as assistant curator for Asian art.

Khristaan D. Villela, formerly professor of art history and scholar in residence at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, has been named director of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Jonathan Frederick Walz, formerly curator of American art for the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, has been appointed director of curatorial affairs and curator of American art at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.