Kim Conaty has been appointed curator of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum, effective December 2015. Conaty previously served as assistant curator of drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Christopher Bedford, the Rose’s director, said in a statement:
“I am delighted to welcome Kim as a creative partner during an historic period of ambitious growth for the Rose. Working together as a team, we will create innovative exhibitions and programs that support and expand the museum’s roles as an educational resource for the university, a center for community engagement, and a cultural hub for the city of Boston.“
Prior to joining MoMA in 2008, Conaty served as biennial coordinator for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and was a curatorial fellow at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. In 2003, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Germany and is in the process of finishing her Ph.D. at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.
In the same release, Conaty said:
“I am thrilled to join the Rose Art Museum, one of the leading university art museums in the country. My own scholarship and interests strongly relate to the Rose’s collection and curatorial program, and I look forward to working with the Rose staff to continue building upon the museum’s outstanding reputation through groundbreaking exhibitions, key acquisitions, and collaborations within the university.”