Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced that it has named its new Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Anna Katherine Brodbeck. (Though the title is still a bit confusing: under the familiar ‘Nancy and Tim Hanley’ curator position title, the name had already shifted from ‘Associate Curator’ to ‘Assistant Curator’ by the time Gabriel Ritter took the position in 2012. He left for the Minneapolis Institute of Art earlier this year.)
Brodbeck comes to Dallas from Pittsburgh, where she was an associate curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art since 2013. Her primary contribution there was (via the DMA): “serving as the coordinator between the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art on the organization of the first comprehensive US retrospective of the influential Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica.”
Brodbeck received her PhD in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her focus is on Latin American and Islamic art. Brodbeck will report to DMA Senior Curator Gavin Delahunty, and begins work in January, 2017. Presumably, Brodbeck will organize/help organize the DMA’s ongoing acclaimed Concentrations series. For more info, go here.