The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, announced today that Margaret C. Conrads will be its new director of curatorial affairs and Robin Groesbeck will be its new director of exhibitions and interactive presentations.
Conrads, who will move to Arkansas to start at Crystal Bridges in March, specializes in American art and was curator of American Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum for 20 years. After that, Conrads worked at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, where she served as the deputy director of art and research.
“I look forward to working with the talented team as the museum continues to deepen its collections, exhibitions, and research activities,” Conrads said in a statement. “My husband David and I are eager to get to know beautiful Northwest Arkansas and call it home.”
Groesbeck has organized over 70 exhibitions and installations, and has previously served as the deputy director of art and programs for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
“Crystal Bridges is such a unique place to explore art, architecture, and nature,” Groesbeck said in a statement. “I’m excited to help provide opportunities for visitors to have emotionally-moving and intellectually-stimulating experiences.”