The Public Art Fund announced today that Daniel S. Palmer has been named associate curator. He will start the position on May 31. Palmer currently works as an assistant curator for the Jewish Museum in New York. He has curated numerous exhibitions including “Unorthodox,” 2015-2016; “Repetition and Difference,” 2015; and “Masterpieces and Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Gant,” 2014. He has also organized public programming such as AM at the JM, a breakfast salon featuring talks by contemporary artists and curators. Palmer has contributed to exhibition catalogs—including the Whitney Museum’s “Hopper Drawing,” 2013, and Kunstmuseum Bonn’s “New York Painting,” 2015—and various art publications such as ARTnews, Mousse, and Kaleidoscope. Palmer earned his M.Phil from the Graduate Center of the the City University of New York in 2012.
“Already helping to shape the conversation about contemporary art, I’m excited to see him engage a wide range of artists in thinking about and working with the public realm,” director and chief curator Nicholas Baume said.