After two years as associate curator, the New Museum’s Margot Norton has been promoted to curator. In her new position, she will continue to oversee and research upcoming exhibitions at the institution in downtown New York.
Norton first joined the New Museum staff in 2011 as an assistant curator and was later promoted to associate curator in 2015. In her time there, she has organized or co-organized shows of work by Pia Camil, Sarah Charlesworth, Ragnar Kjartansson, Pipilotti Rist, and more. She also helped organize the thematic group shows “The Keeper,” “Here and Elsewhere,” and “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.” Norton most recently worked on the museum’s current Kaari Upson survey.
Massimiliano Gioni, the New Museum’s artistic director, said in a statement, “With her constant enthusiasm and precision, Norton has supervised a range of complex curatorial projects, following them through in every detail, from vision to nail.”