Today the Worcester Art Museum, of Worcester, Massachusetts, hired Elizabeth Athens, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Yale, as its new assistant curator of American art. A specialist in 18th- and 19th-century American art, she will start at the museum March 16, 2015.
“Elizabeth’s expertise will further infuse the museum’s program with depth and richness, and enable us to continue to forge meaningful connections with our audiences by engaging them with the Museum’s outstanding holdings in American art,” said Jon L. Seydl, director of curatorial affairs and curator of European Art at the Worcester Art Museum.
Athens has an M.A. in art history from Williams College, a powerhouse in the field, and a B.A. from Lawrence University, and has held positions at the Yale Center for British Art, the Williams College Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In other WAM news, it currently has a show by the always delightful Polly Apfelbaum, which is on view through March 1, 2015.