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Kelly Shindler Named Senior Specialist for Exhibitions and Public Interpretation at the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

Lisa Melandri, executive director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, has announced that Kelly Shindler, associate curator at the institution, will join the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage in Philadelphia as senior specialist for exhibitions and public interpretation. She will take up the position in September.

Shindler started as associate curator at the St. Louis museum in 2011. During her tenure, she organized over thirty exhibitions featuring artists such as Rosa Barba, Geta Brătescu, Josh Faught, Sheila Hicks, and Anthony McCall. She curated the midcareer survey, “Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman” 1993–2013, which was recognized as the second best monographic museum show in the country in 2015 by the International Association of Art Critics. Prior to working at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Shindler was a producer of the PBS documentary series Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century—from 2003 to 2011 and has organized numerous shows as an independent curator.

“It has been a tremendous honor to have contributed to CAM’s exhibition and publication program over the past five years,” Shindler said. “I am proud of what we have accomplished—from bringing the work of some of the most exciting and salient artists working today to St. Louis to sharing the incredible talents of the St. Louis art community with the world. It brings me great joy to have furthered CAM’s status as one of the preeminent kunsthalles in the United States.”

Established in 2005, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage is a multidisciplinary grantmaker that has awarded nearly $120 million in grants to individual artists, projects, and cultural organizations to date.