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Kim Conaty Appointed Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced that Kim Conaty will be joining the curatorial department as Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints. Currently serving as Curator at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Conaty will begin working at the Whitney in mid-July.

As Curator at the Rose Art Museum, Conaty has overseen the museum’s renowned permanent collection of modern and contemporary art and leads the curatorial program of special exhibitions, collection installations, and related programming. Collection stewardship has been of paramount importance to Conaty’s work at the Rose, highlighted in her current exhibition Collection at Work (2017), which turns one of the museum’s galleries into a publicly accessible active work space for cataloguing, digitization, and conservation initiatives.

“I'm excited to return to the Whitney, an institution for which I have the deepest respect and admiration,” said Conaty. “Following a tremendous period of growth, the Museum has broken new ground in its exhibition program while also making a decisive commitment to the care, research, and presentation of its collection. I look forward to collaborating with the Museum’s exceptional team, and to developing future projects and research initiatives that will highlight the richness and diversity of its extraordinary collection of drawings and prints.”

Between 2008 and 2015, Conaty served as the Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Prior to MoMA, Conaty served as Biennial Coordinator for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, following previous posts as a curatorial intern and researcher at the Whitney on the exhibitions Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe and Picasso and American Art. She has also held positions at the Clark Art Institute; the Grey Art Gallery, N.Y.U.; the Guggenheim Museum; and the Harvard University Art Museums.

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