The Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida announced that Danielle Johnson, a professor of art history at New York University, has been appointed its new curator of modern and contemporary art. She will take up the post on July 10.
“Danielle brings a wealth of concepts for major traveling exhibitions and publications that will help propel the Vero Beach Museum of Art to the next level,” executive director and CEO Brady Roberts said.
Previously, Johnson served as a curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at New York’s MoMA from 2011 to 2015. During her tenure she worked on the exhibition “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938” (2013–14). Johnson has held teaching positions at the CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College in New York, and she earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in the history of art from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU.
Johnson’s appointment comes on the heels of a successful fundraising campaign that brought the museum’s endowment to $30 million, three times what it was seven years ago.