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Gordon Wilkins. Photo: Peabody Essex Museum.

Gordon Wilkins Appointed Associate Curator at the Addison Gallery of American Art

The Addison Gallery of American Art announced that Gordon Wilkins has been named its new associate curator of American art. Wilkins comes to the Addison from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, where he has served as assistant curator for exhibitions and research. He will assume his post on October 29.  

During his tenure at the Peabody Essex Museum, Wilkins helped organize exhibitions, publications, and other projects, including, most recently, “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” (2018), which was co-organized with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and “Japanomania! Japanese Art Goes Global,” which is on view until June 30, 2019. Wilkins has also served as an adjunct professor of American art at the University of New Hampshire.

“Gordon’s wide-ranging curiosity, his commitment to interdisciplinary explorations, and his adventurous ideas for thought-provoking exhibitions make him a perfect fit for the Addison,” said the Addison’s director, Judith Dolkart. “We are now presenting a series of exhibitions and programs that explore the essential question: What is America? We are excited that Gordon will bring his creativity, perspectives, and insights to this and future programming.”

Home to 18,000 works by artists such as Mark Bradford, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker, the Addison is presenting exhibitions exploring the United States’ fascination with guns, the relationship between the American landscape and national identity, and the evolution of documentary photography as part of its 2018–19 program.

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