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Two New Directors For the Museum of Biblical Art

The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) has announced two big appointments to its senior staff. Nathaniel Prottas, who comes to the museum from previous posts at the Frick and the Cloisters, will serve as MOBIA’s new director of education. Daniel C. Beaudoin, who joined the museum in February, is the institution’s new director of development.


The Banff Centre Appoints Jen Mizuik as its New Director


Australian curator Jen Mizuik has been selected for the long-vacant role of director at the Banff Centre. Following former director Kitty Scott’s departure in 2012, the internationally-recognized hub for the exhibition and practice of contemporary art shifted its would-be leader’s job title from “director of visual arts” to “director, visual/digital arts,” a move that indicated the center’s added focus on new media. (more…)

Carolina Jayaram Leaves Chicago Artists Coalition for United States Artists

Carolina-Garcia-Jayaram-Jacob-BollOn Monday evening Carolina Garcia Jayaram announced her resignation from the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) and was named as the new chief executive officer at United States Artists (USA), the Los Angeles-based arts-grant giving non-profit. Jayaram takes up her new post at USA on February 24, overseeing an organization that gives out some $50,000 annually in unrestricted grants to artists working in every medium in the U.S. (more…)

Steven Evans To Helm Houston’s Fotofest Biennial

fotofest-steven-evansFotofest, the Houston-based biennial of photography, moving image art, and new media art, has hired Steven Evans to be its new executive director, a job he’ll take up in early February — just in time for this year’s edition of the biennial, running March 15-April 27, which will highlight the works of some 50 artists from the Middle East. Evans was most recently the interim director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio and previously the executive director at the Linda Pace Foundation, also in San Antonio. He was also the managing director of Dia Beacon when it opened. (more…)

Helen Toomer To Helm PULSE Art Fair

Helen Toomer, who had been the director of the Collective Design Fair and, before that, operated the gallery Toomer Labzda on the Lower East Side, will be the new director of the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, which runs every year in May concurrent Frieze New York and in December during Art Basel Miami Beach. “Over the years when I worked with PULSE I had all these great relationships with these galleries, which is really fulfilling and which is what I’m looking forward to getting back to doing,” Toomer told ARTINFO. “I need to be focused on how to lead PULSE in a new direction, and that’s going to be speaking with new, young galleries, and getting involved in their program, and also talking to some of the galleries who were at PULSE in the early years.” (more…)

Gavin Delahunty Joins Dallas Museum of Art

dallas-museum-art-delahuntyThe Dallas Art Museum has hired Gavin Delahunty to be its new senior curator of contemporary art, a job he’ll begin in the spring. Delahunty has been the head of exhibitions and displays at Tate Liverpool since 2010, before which he was a curator at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art for three years. He has also held positions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Arts Centre, and Modern Art Oxford, among other institutions. (more…)

MIT List Visual Arts Center Names Henriette Huldisch Curator

mit-curator-appointmentPaul C. Ha, the director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center announced on Friday that Henriette Huldisch has been appointed curator. Huldisch comes to the List Center from the Nationalgalerie at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for Contemporary Art, where she is a curator. In her new role at the List Center, Huldisch, will team up with Ha to oversee the exhibitions and public programs at the museum. She will step into her new role in June 2014. (more…)

New Deputy Director For Asian Art Museum

Dr. Pedro Moura Carvalho, currently chief curator and deputy director at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, has been named deputy director for art and programs at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum and will take up his new post in March 2014. An Islamic art scholar, Moura Carvalho has worked as curator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.


Chrysler Museum Gets a Glass Curator


On Thursday Norfolk, Virginia’s Chrysler Museum of Art — which is currently closed for renovations and slated for a grand reopening on May 10 — announced that it has hired scholar and curator Diane C. Wright to be its new curator of glass. She’ll begin overseeing the museum’s 10,000-piece glass collection, to be more prominently showcased in the expanded galleries devoted to glass art, beginning in March. (more…)

Newark Museum Hires Steven Kern as New Director

After a six-month search, the Newark Museum has named Steven Kern as its new director and chief executive officer. Kern comes from the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York where he has been the executive director since 2008. He will assume his role in February. (more…)