The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia has announced that Corey Piper has been appointed the institution’s new curator of American Art. Piper joins the museum from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where he served as a curatorial associate.
“Corey’s knowledge and experience in nineteenth-century art and culture match so well with the strengths of our collection, including his focus on painting and the natural world. We are so pleased to have him join the Chrysler team,” said director Erik Neil.
During his tenure at the VMFA, Piper worked on a number of exhibitions and gallery installations and served as cocurator for “Catching Sight: The World of the British Sporting Print” (2013–2014). He also previously held fellowships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
“I look forward to continuing the Chrysler’s record of producing engaging and thought-provoking installations and exhibitions,” Piper said. “I am interested in opening up the American collection to explore a broader array of perspectives in order to tell a more extensive story of American art and history that resonates with all of the Chrysler’s visitors.”