Jason T. Busch has been appointed to the new position of deputy director for curatorial affairs and museum programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Busch will oversee the museum’s curatorial affairs, exhibitions and collections, as well as manage the education department and public programs. Busch is currently the chief curator and curator of decorative arts and design at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, a position he has held since 2006.
The announcement follows the June opening of the museum’s new East Building. In a press release, Brent R. Benjamin, the museum’s director, said that he is “confident that, after years of expansion planning and construction, Jason’s leadership will help the Museum make the most of its new campus by sharpening our mission-driven focus of offering great art and educational opportunities to the people of St. Louis and the world.”
Busch starts work in October. Prior to his time at the Carnegie, he was associate curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from 2000 to 2006 and assistant curator of American decorative arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., from 1998 to 2000.