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Andy Warhol Museum Shuffles Operations Staff, Names New Chief Curator

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Two months after naming a new director, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has made further changes involving curators already installed as well as staff in other areas of the museum.

José Carlos Diaz has been promoted to chief curator, with Jessica Beck, previously associate curator, moving up to his prior position. Diaz joined the Warhol last year from the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, and Beck joined in 2014 after a stint at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

On the administrative side, Rachel Baron-Horn, a Warhol Museum veteran since 1997, is now associate director, after working previously as director of finance and operations. And Danielle Linzer, newly integrated last year from the Whitney Museum, has been promoted to director of learning and public engagement from her previous post as curator of education and interpretation.

All this follows the appointment in March of a new director, Patrick Moore, who took the place of Eric Shiner after the latter moved to Sotheby’s in New York as a senior vice president in fine art. In a statement, Moore said, “The Warhol is a mature institution with ambitious curatorial and business goals. This new management structure gives the museum a balanced team to achieve those goals in the most strategic way.”

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