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Cathleen Chaffee Named Chief Curator of Albright-Knox Art Gallery



The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, has named Cathleen Chaffee its new chief curator. The chief curator position at the museum has been vacant since 2014, when Douglas Dreishpoon, who previously held Chaffee’s new title and is now overseeing the Helen Frankenthaler catalogue raisonné, stepped down and became a chief curator emeritus.

Chaffee first started at the Albright-Knox in 2014 as a curator. The following year, she was promoted to senior curator. Since then, she has organized shows at the Albright-Knox dedicated to Jacob Kassay, Willa Nasatir, and Eija-Liisa Ahtila, as well as its current exhibition focused on Joe Bradley.

In addition to her curatorial work, Chaffee has also written for many art publications, among them Artforum, Frieze, and Mousse. She is currently working on the museum’s forthcoming Tony Conrad retrospective, which is scheduled to open in March 2018.

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