The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art has hired Rhiannon Paget as its new curator of Asian art. She will “oversee Asian art exhibitions and collections, including publications, collection development and research” at the center for arts in Sarasota, Florida, according to a statement from the museum. She arrives from the Saint Louis Art Museum, where has held the position of Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Japanese Art.
Paget has curated multiple exhibitions on Japanese prints and painting at the Saint Louis museum, including, “A Century of Japanese Prints, Japanese Painting” and “Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection.” At the Ringling, Paget will oversee operations at the Center for Asian Art, which opened at the museum in May 2016.
In a statement, Paget said, “I’m looking forward to working with a creative and energetic team, including a dedicated community of local Asian art enthusiasts, to share these objects and the cultures that created them with museum visitors.”