Lloyd DeWitt has been named chief curator and Irene Leache curator of European art of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, reports Daily Press. Since 2011, DeWitt has been curator of European art at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; he also worked for a decade at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is succeeding Jeff Harrison, who stepped down in August after over three decades at the museum.
DeWitt specializes in seventeenth-century Dutch art, but also has expertise on everything from twentieth-century Canadian art to nonprofit management.
“By selecting Lloyd, we have made a statement that the Chrysler will be an active participant in the national and international museum field,” Erik Neil, the Chrysler’s director, said.