The John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, has appointed Ola Wlusek as curator of modern and contemporary art. The newly endowed curatorship is named for Keith and Linda Monda, who donated $5 million to the Ringling in addition to four artworks from their collection, by Teo González, Yayoi Kusama, Beverly Pepper, and Richard Serra.
In the new curatorial role, Wlusek will be responsible for the museum’s modern and contemporary programming as well as commissioned projects. She arrives at the Ringling from Canada after working as a public art program coordinator for the City of Calgary. Prior to that, she was the curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Steven High, the Ringling’s executive director, said in a statement, “Through her exhibitions, project management, and active collaborations with an array of international artists and institutions, civic leaders, and community partnerships, Ms. Wlusek distinguished herself as committed to fostering an accessible and inclusive conversation around the art of our time.”