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    Portland Art Museum Names New Modern and Contemporary Art Curator

    PORTLAND, OR—The Portland Art Museum has hired a new curator of modern and contemporary art: Sara Krajewski. Joseph Gallivan reports for the Portland Tribune that Krajewski was formerly curator at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, and more recently director of the Institute of Visual Arts galleries at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As an Andy Warhol [...] Read more
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    Cooper Union’s Architecture School Hires New Dean

    NEW YORK—Cooper Union has selected Nader Tehrani as the new dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, reports Archinect’s Amelia Taylor-Hochberg. Tehrani’ll be starting immediately. Formerly the head of MIT’s department of architecture, Tehrani is a founding principal of NADAAA as well as of Office dA (with Mónica Ponce de León, who’s notably [...] Read more
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    DePaul University’s Contemporary Art Museum Appoints New Director

    CHICAGO, IL—The DePaul Art Museum has named Julie Rodrigues Widholm director, reports Kirsten Onsgard in DePaul’s newspaper. She will be succeeding Louise Lincoln, who served as director for seventeen years. Widholm began at the museum as a research assistant in 1999, and worked her way up to serving as curator. She has been at the [...] Read more
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    New Executive Director at Irving Arts Center in Texas

    IRVING, TX—Todd Eric Hawkins has been named the Irving Arts Center’s executive director, reports Deborah Fleck for the Dallas Morning News. Hawkins has worked as project manager for Public Art for Public Schools since 2008, and also cochaired the Americans for the Arts’ emerging leaders council. The Irving Arts Center, which opened in 1986 in [...] Read more
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    Barbican’s Former Head of Art and Music Hired by Kennedy Center

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Kennedy Center has appointed a new senior vice president of artistic planning: Robert van Leer, according to the Washington Post’s Peggy McGlone. The head of music and arts projects at the Barbican Center in London for fifteen years, van Leer later worked as managing director of Nederlands Dans Theater. Most recently, he served [...] Read more

    New President and Cochairs for Whitney Museum’s Board

    NEW YORK—The board of trustees at the Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that they have elected Neil G. Bluhm and Laurie M. Tisch as cochairs and Richard M. DeMartini as president, effective July 1, 2015. DeMartini, the board’s former treasurer, succeeds Bluhm as president while as cochairs Bluhm and Tisch succeed Robert J. [...] Read more