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Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art Makes Five Curatorial Appointments

The Smart Museum of Art in Chicago.


The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art has made five additions to its curatorial roster.

Wu Hung and Christine Mehring, who are current professors at the school, have been named adjunct curators; Leslie Wilson has been named the first curatorial fellow for diversity in the arts; Laura Steward, who currently acts as the university’s curator of public art, will take on that title at the Smart, and Issa Lampe, who currently serves as the director for the museum’s Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry, has also been named the Smart’s deputy director for academic and curatorial affairs.

Aside from Wilson, who begins her post on January 3, 2019, all appointments are immediately effective.

The Smart Museum’s director, Alison Gass, said in a new release, “These exciting appointments bolster our ability to tap into the great scholarly strengths of the University of Chicago, shape ambitious public programs that extend beyond the walls of the museum, and foster projects that have the potential to shape the future of our field.”

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