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Whitney Museum Names Kim Conaty Curator of Drawings and Prints



Kim Conaty, currently a curator at the Rose Art Museum near Boston, will be the Whitney Museum’s new curator of drawings and prints starting in July.

At the Rose, Conaty organized shows of work by Sharon Lockhart, David Shrigley, Tommy Hartung, and Joe Bradley. Prior to her term at there, she had worked an assistant curator in the Museum of Modern Art’s drawings and prints department from 2008 to 2015. Conaty was also a coordinator for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and she has held positions at the Clark Art Institute, the Grey Art Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Harvard University Art Museums.

“I’m excited to return to the Whitney, an institution for which I have the deepest respect and admiration,” Conaty said in a statement. “Following a tremendous period of growth, the museum has broken new ground in its exhibition program while also making a decisive commitment to the care, research, and presentation of its collection. I look forward to collaborating with the museum’s exceptional team and to developing future projects and research initiatives that will highlight the richness and diversity of its extraordinary collection of drawings and prints.”

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