Art Buzz April 13, 2012: Karen Sherry: Portland Museum of Art hires new Curator of American Art

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Portland Museum of Art hires Brooklyn Museum’s Karen Sherry as new Curator of American Art

Source: Art Daily, 4-13-12

Since 2003, Karen Sherry has worked at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, most recently as Associate Curator of American Art.
Karen Sherry has been named Curator of American Art at the Portland Museum of Art. Sherry will play a national role in promoting research and scholarship on American art, Winslow Homer, and the significance of Maine in American art and cultural history. Sherry will join the Museum staff on June 26. “Karen brings to Portland great energy and scholarship as well as extensive experience gained at the great Brooklyn Museum,” said Museum Director Mark H.C. Bessire. “She will provide the path to reinstall the collection, engage audiences through innovative exhibitions, and be part of a curatorial team that seeks to redefine the role of the 21st-century museum. We are also thrilled that her background in American art and Winslow Homer will energize our commitment to the role Maine plays in the national art conversation.”…READ MORE
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