Kenneth Myers Appointed Chief Curator of Detroit Institute of Arts

Kenneth Myers has been named chief curator of the Detroit Institute of Arts, reports Artinfo. Myers has worked at the museum since 2005, serving as both curator of American art and the head of the American-art department. His previous experience includes teaching at Middlebury College, serving as assistant director for research and publications at the New Jersey Historical Society, and working as curator of American art at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art from 1999 to 2005. The museum also announced that Alan P. Darr, curator of European sculpture and decorative arts, has been promoted to head of the European paintings, sculpture, and decorative-arts department. Salvador Salort-Pons, assistant curator of European paintings, has also been promoted to associate curator.