The Public Art Fund has announced the appointment of Daniel S. Palmer as associate curator, effective May 31.
Palmer currently serves as the Leon Levy assistant curator at the Jewish Museum in New York, where he has organized shows including “Unorthodox,” “Repetition and Difference,” and “Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus’ Jewish Giant,” as well as public programs such as AM at the JM, an early-morning discussion series featuring young artists in talks with the museum’s curators.
Palmer has additionally curated shows such as “Lucas Samaras Pastels” at Craig F. Starr Gallery in New York and “Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show” at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center, both of which went on view in 2013. He frequently contributes to exhibition catalogues, including the Whitney Museum’s catalogue for the 2013 show “Hopper Drawing” and the Kunstmuseum Bonn’s catalogue for the 2015 show “New York Painting.” He is also a contributor to several arts publications, including ARTnews.
On the academic side, Palmer is currently pursuing a doctorate in art history at the City University of New York, and was named a 2011 Holocaust Educational Foundation Fellow at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois. He earned his B.A. at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and an M.Phil at City University of New York , and has taught art history at his alma mater’s study abroad program in Paris and at the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College in New York.