The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, announced today that Kimberli Gant will be its McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. She starts in her new position at the museum in mid-January.
Gant comes from the Newark Museum in New Jersey, where she is currently a Mellon Doctoral Fellow in its global African arts department. Prior to that, she was the curator of exhibitions and public programs at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn.
“I am thrilled to be working at the Chrysler as the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,” Gant said in a statement. “The museum has an amazing modern and contemporary collection, and fantastic new galleries, which will allow me to experiment.”