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Hallie Ringle Named Curator of Contemporary Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama announced today that Hallie Ringle will join the institution as its new curator of contemporary art. Ringle will be responsible for overseeing its holdings of more than three thousand artworks dating from 1970 to the present and will lead the museum’s Collectors’ Circle for Contemporary Art, a group devoted to the continued growth and development of the museum’s permanent collection.

“As a highly-regarded curator of contemporary art, Hallie brings with her an impressive record of groundbreaking exhibitions—working with both emerging and established artists—and a deep commitment to community engagement,” director Graham Boettcher said in a statement. “With Hallie’s expertise and vision, I am confident that the BMA’s contemporary art program will continue to flourish, and I look forward to watching her make her mark on our institution and its collection, as she creates innovative and meaningful art experiences for our community.”

Hallie began her career as the senior curatorial assistant at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2013 and became their assistant curator in 2016. During her tenure, she helped organize numerous exhibitions—including the current shows “Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire,” on display at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and “Maren Hassinger: Monuments,” an exhibition of eight site-specific sculptures installed at Marcus Garvey Park—managed the museum’s artist-in-residence program; and cultivated strategic partnerships. She also cocurated “Fictions” (2016), the final edition of the museum’s landmark “F-show’’ series of emerging artist exhibitions.

“Hallie has been an integral member of the Studio Museum’s curatorial team for the past five years,” said the institution’s director and chief curator, Thelma Golden. “She has demonstrated a thoughtful and engaging curatorial vision at a dynamic time in the museum’s history. She will be truly missed, but I am incredibly excited for her and the BMA in this fantastic new chapter of her career.”

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