Kelly Taxter will be an assistant curator at the Jewish Museum, where she will work with deputy director Jens Hoffmann on contemporary art programming. The cofounder of Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, which operated in New York from 2003 to 2011, Taxter was responsible for producing over one hundred exhibitions, and represented artists including Andrew Kuo, A. L. Steiner, Xavier Cha, and Frank Benson. Over the past year, she has been a curatorial consultant at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. “I am very happy to welcome Kelly Taxter to the staff of The Jewish Museum. Her experience working directly with artists as the founder of an art gallery and her extensive curatorial expertise support our plans for future contemporary art programming,” said Hoffmann. Taxter’s not the only assistant curator to recently join the museum’s staff; last month, scholar Daniel S. Palmer was also named assistant curator. Palmer is a Ph.D. candidate at CUNY with experience as a curatorial research assistant at the Whitney Museum.