San Antonio Museum of Art Appoints New Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art today announced the appointment of Suzanne Weaver as the museum’s new Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Weaver previously served as the interim director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and will begin her new role in San Antonio on June 20. She has already been working in the state since 2015 with private collectors in Dallas to develop and maintain their personal collections and recently cocurated the exhibition “3 a m eternal,” at an alternative space in that city, featuring thirty artists across different generations from Los Angeles, New York, and Texas including Samantha McCurdy, Chivas Clem, Keith Edmier, and James Franco.

Weaver also served as the curator of modern and contemporary art and director of adult programs at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky from 2009 to 2014, where she organized more than fifteen installations and exhibitions, including a major show of Willie Doherty’s work. Prior to her time at Speed, she was the Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art from 1995 to 2008. There she organized the first US institutional solo exhibitions for artist such as Doug Aitken, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Maureen Gallace, Anri Sala, and Charline von Heyl, in addition to spearheading the world premiere of Phil Collins’s video trilogy the world won’t listen, 2004–2007.

Other curatorial positions Weaver has held include working at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Center for Research in Contemporary Art at the University of Texas at Arlington.