The Columbus Museum of Art announced today that Tyler Cann has been promoted from his position as an associate curator—he will now be the Ohio museum’s curator of contemporary art.
Cann first began working at the Columbus Museum of Art in 2013. In his two years as associate curator, he organized several exhibitions, most notably “In __ We Trust: Art and Money,” which explored the connection between economics and post-recession art. Prior to his time at the Columbus Museum of Art, Cann was also a curator at Ikon Gallery, in Birmingham, England, and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, in New Zealand.
“Tyler has invigorated our contemporary art program. His expertise has helped us strategically acquire new works that have strengthened our collection and helped raise CMA’s profile,” the museum’s executive director, Nannette Maciejunes, said in a statement, referring to art by Jeppe Hein, Trevor Paglen, and Susan Philipsz that has recently entered the museum’s collection, thanks to Cann’s help.
“I’m so grateful for the support that contemporary art has received at CMA, both from within the museum, and from the community that surrounds it,” Cann said.