Today, the Dallas Museum of Art announced that Anna Katherine Brodbeck has been appointed assistant curator of contemporary art. Brodbeck is set to leave her current position as associate curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and will take up her new position in January 2017.
Brodbeck holds a particular curatorial focus in Latin American art. Earlier this year, for instance, she helped organize the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of influential Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art. In her new role, Brodbeck will continue to help organize exhibitions, working closely with the Dallas Museum’s senior curator, Gavin Delahunty.
“One of the many things that excited me about Katherine, and what set her apart from other short-listed candidates, is how she has taken her strong foundation in Latin American art to expand her knowledge of art histories and practices from across the globe,” said Delahunty in a press statement. “Her curatorial approach and ambition embodies our vision for the DMA to be more reflective of the rich diversity of Dallas and the world,” he said.