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AAMC Elects Executive Committee & Trustee at Large Members

Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Judith Pineiro
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Houston, Texas, May 11, 2016 – During the the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting, the organizations elected two new Executive Committee members, Vice President of Programming and Vice President of Communications; and seven Trustees-At-Large.

The AAMC & AAMC Foundation President, 2015-2017, Helen C. Evans, the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, noted “We anticipate working together with our current and incoming Trustees to expand and develop our programs enabling our current and future members to be leaders within their field and institutions.”

The new Executive Committee members are: Catherine L. Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, current Trustee-At-Large and Career Support Committee member to Vice President, Communications; and Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, current Trustee-At-Large, Diversity Task Force Co-Leader and Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, to Vice President, Programs.

Futter and Mergel will join current Executive Committee Members, Graham Boettcher, Deputy Director and The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Vice President, Finance; and Georgiana Uhlyarik, Associate Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Vice President, Governance & Nominating, all under the leadership of the Board of Trustees President, Helen C. Evans.

AAMC members elected to serve three year terms as Trustees-At-Large are Sharon Matt Atkins, Vice Director for Exhibitions & Collections Management, Brooklyn Museum; Marketing & Communications Committee Member, Julian Cox, Chief Curator & Founding Curator of Photography, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, & Islamic Art, The Art Institute of Chicago; Membership Committee Member; Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Career Support Committee Member; Griffith Mann, Michael David-Weill Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Conference Committee Co-Chair; Peter J. Schertz, Jack & Mary Frable Curator of Ancient Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Finance & Audit Committee & Fundraising Initiatives Member; Ann Yonemura, Senior Associate Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Governance & Nominating Committee Member. We are confident these leaders in the visual art community will work towards our continued success on behalf of all art curators.

The AAMC & AAMC Foundation are grateful to those completing their Board of Trustees terms, Christa Clarke, Senior Curator, Arts of Global Africa, Newark Museum, Vice President, Programs; Marianne Lamonaca, Associate Gallery Director & Chief Curator, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, Vice President, Communications; Mary Morton, Curator & Head of Department, French Paintings, National Gallery of Art; Mark Scala, Chief Curator, Frist Center for Visual Art; Rita E. Freed, John F. Cogan & Mary L. Cornille Chair, Art of the Ancient World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; William Keyse Rudolph, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chief Curator & Marie & Hugh Halff Curator of American Art, San Antonio Museum of Art; and Martha Tedeschi, Deputy Director for Art & Research, Art Institute of Chicago. We would not be the organization we are today without their dedication and energy, and we hope that they will continue to be engaged with the organizations.


About the AAMC & AAMC Foundation

Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) has over 1,300 members from over 400 institutions around the globe. AAMC & AAMC Foundation celebrate the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and career advancement.   In the ever-changing visual non-profit art world, AAMC is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type.  We ensure that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated to the public, media, and museum profession.  For more information, visit


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