Jodi Throckmorton has been named curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, effective October 27. Throckmorton is currently the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, a role she assumed in 2013. Before that, she worked as associate curator at the San Jose Museum of Art for five years.
Said director Harry Philbrick: “I am delighted that Jodi will be joining PAFA. Her skill as a curator, as well as passion and enthusiasm, became clear when I had the pleasure of working with her on PAFA's Eric Fischl exhibition in 2012. Jodi's essay in PAFA's ”Female Gaze“ exhibition catalogue is evidence of her superb skills as a writer, as well as her outstanding scholarship.”