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New Head of Sculpture at National Gallery of Art

C. D. Dickerson III will become the National Gallery of Art’s new curator and head of sculpture and decorative arts starting in July. Dickerson has served as curator of European art at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, for six years. He’s also previously worked at the National Gallery, first as a graduate curatorial intern in 2004‒2005 and an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.

At his new job, Dickerson will oversee a collection of over 3,500 works of European and American sculpture, decorative arts, and medals—and will also supervise the associated exhibition program.

Said Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Gallery, “He has a great familiarity with our collection and brings fresh insights to exhibitions, acquisitions, and presentation of the art.”