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Boca Raton Museum of Art Appoints Lanya Snyder Assistant Curator

Lanya Snyder. COURTESY BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART

Lanya Snyder.

COURTESY BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART

The Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida announced today that it has appointed Lanya Snyder as assistant curator. In her new role, Snyder will focus on the museum’s contemporary art programming and expanding its photography holdings.

Snyder, who studied photography at Bard College and who has organized exhibitions and shown her work at White Columns in New York, initially joined the museum in January as a curatorial assistant and has been working on developing its annual photography forum, with the goal of presenting work by emerging to mid-career photographers. The first exhibition in the series opens next fall.

“Boca Raton is rapidly growing with an influx of visitors and residents,” Snyder said in a statement. “The museum is in a great position to broaden our scope of exhibitions. I look forward to working with my colleagues to create a meaningful dialogue between the community and the global art world.”

In other Boca Raton Museum of Art news, the institution is currently hosting a suite of four exhibitions on Hungarian art timed to the anniversary of the country’s 1956 revolution. (Sunday, October 23, was the country’s national independence day in honor of the uprising against the Socialist government.)

The exhibitions in the series focus on art made since the late 19th century, including displays of work by Szilárd Cseke, the country’s representative to the 2015 Venice Biennale, and the photographer Sylvia Plachy, who was a staff photographer at the Village Voice, a show on Hungarian photography, and “Hungarian Art: A Century of Rebellion & Revival,” which includes work by André Kertész and László Moholy-Nagy. Synder helped organize the two photography exhibitions. The museum is also hosting the intriguing-sounding event “Murder Mystery Night: The Grand Budapest Museum” tomorrow evening.

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