Austin’s Blanton Museum Names Carter E. Foster Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs


Carter E. Foster.


Today the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin announced the appointment of Carter E. Foster as deputy director for curatorial affairs and curator of prints and drawings.

Foster—who is currently the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing at the Whitney Museum, a position he has held since 2005—will join the Blanton Museum this coming September.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the amazing team at the Blanton, a place I’ve long admired on many visits to Austin,” Foster, who co-organized the debut exhibition at the Whitney’s new downtown space, 2015’s “America Is Hard to See,” said in a statement. “The opportunity to find new ways to connect the museum to the diverse array of audiences in this extraordinary city is especially appealing. As a curator, I’ve always loved finding threads that link art across centuries, mediums, and different cultural contexts, and I look forward to delving into the Blanton’s collection and shaping its exhibition program.”

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