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Dallas Museum of Art Promotes Sue Canterbury to Curator of American Art

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced today that Sue Canterbury, its associate curator of American art, has been promoted to curator, effective immediately. Canterbury has been with the institution for eight years. Since she joined the museum, she has overseen its collections of Spanish colonial and modern Latin American art. Her previous responsibilities will be taken over by a curator of Latin American art, who has yet to be appointed.

“Sue has significantly broadened the range of her projects and stimulated the American art department’s development,” said DMA director Agustín Arteaga. “Most recently, she presented ‘Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art’ and brought new scholarship and public awareness to a forgotten artist with ‘Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow.’ These two successful exhibitions opened at the DMA last fall. In acknowledgment of her hard work and original research, it is my great pleasure to promote her to full curator. I know this will spark continued growth in the scope of her projects and cultivation of local collectors.”

Canterbury organized the first solo museum exhibition of works by the under-recognized Ida O’Keeffe, the younger sister of Georgia O’Keeffe, after five years of extensive research on Ida’s practice. The show will travel to the Clark Art Institute and will open to the public on July 4. Canterbury also oversaw the inauguration of the museum’s Tower Gallery, a new space devoted to the presentation of modern art from Mexico and South America, and curated numerous other exhibitions. Before she came to Dallas, Canterbury served as the associate curator in the Department of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for thirteen years.

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