People & Places
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art has opened its new location only steps away from the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum. The building is clad in golden terra cotta and glass tiles and will feature the inaugural exhibition Prints Near and Far: Contrasting Regional and National Prints from the Kirkland and Mayer Collections…michael Gallagher has been named deputy director for conservation and the Sherman Fairchild Chairman of Paintings Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is tasked with overseeing the museum’s conservation and scientific research departments…carnegie Museum of Art curator of fine arts Louise Lippincott will step away from her position in July. Her current exhibition at the museum is Visions of Order and Chaos: The Enlightened Eye…two members of the curatorial staff at Toledo Museum of Art have been promoted. Andrea Gardner has been named director of collections, and Halona Norton-westbrook was appointed director of curatorial affairs…the John and Mable Ringling Museum of
Art has announced a $100 million dollar campaign to preserve the legacy of the museum. This includes a $5 million dollar gift from Keith D. and Linda L. Monda to endow the modern and contemporary art curatorship…joslyn Art Museum has completed a $6.2 million building and systems upgrade that began in 2012… Christie’s has appointed Jonquil O’reilly as vice president and head of sale for Old Master paintings. O’reilly was formerly a senior specialist at another auction house in London and New York and has extensive knowledge of dress in European art from 1500 to 1800…The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced the appointment of Jennifer Padgett as assistant curator… The San Diego Museum of Art has hired Stacey Loomis as the new director of development and membership… Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has announced a new location in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. The first auction to be conducted in Atlanta is scheduled for August 18, and consignments are currently being accepted across all categories… Ellen Spear has been appointed the chief philanthropy officer at the Norman Rockwell Museum. She comes to the museum from the Heritage Museums & Gardens…the Mississippi Museum of Art has accepted a gift of $750,000 from the James and Madeleine Mcmullan Family Foundation, which will endow the position of the museum’s director of learning and school programs…elizabeth A. Eisenstein and Deborah Willis have been appointed to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s board of commissioners. Each will serve a four year term helping to fulfill the museum’s mission of celebrating artists whose work reflect the American experience and global connections…andrew M. Heller, Stephen B. Pierce and Walter Padow have joined the NSU Art Museum’s board of governors during the museum’s 60th anniversary year…the Brooklyn Museum has welcomed two new curators. Kristen Windmuller-luna has been appointed Sills Family Consulting Curator of African Art, while Drew Sawyer has been appointed Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography.
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art’s new location in Denver, open now.
Louise Lippincott, Carnegie Museum of Art
Jennifer Padgett, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jonquil O’reilly, Christie’s
Ellen Spear, Norman Rockwell Museum