Trevor Schoonmaker. Photo: J. Caldwell.

Nasher Museum of Art Names Trevor Schoonmaker Deputy Director

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has announced that Trevor Schoonmaker, its chief curator, has been appointed deputy director. Schoonmaker, who became the institution’s first curator of contemporary art in 2006, will remain chief curator as he takes on additional responsibilities.

During his tenure at the Nasher, Schoonmaker curated a number of exhibitions, including “Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool” (2008); “Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids” (2009); “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey” (2013); and “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art” (2016). He also recently served as artistic director of Prospect.4, “The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” which opened in New Orleans in the fall of 2017.

Sarah Schroth, the museum’s director, said in a statement that Schoonmaker has “proven to be a gifted leader in addition to an exceptional and brilliant curator.” She added, “This is a promotion long overdue!”