Darsie Alexander has been appointed the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York. She is currently the executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art, and has previously held curatorial roles at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She will begin her job at the Jewish Museum on March 20, 2018.
“Darsie has the leadership qualities and range of experience that we were looking for in a chief curator,” said Claudia Gould, the museum’s director. “I am confident that she will work with our curatorial team to create dynamic exhibitions that reflect the diversity of Jewish culture and identity.”
“The Jewish Museum has a remarkable collection that includes contemporary art, historical objects, material culture, and Jewish ceremonial art. This combination allows for a lively dialogue between culturally diverse works related to Jewish identity and the groundbreaking work of artists who have shaped art history in profound ways. It will be a privilege to advance the curatorial vision of the Museum's distinct mission,” said Alexander.