Georgia Native Returns as Curator of Zuckerman Museum

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Sarah Higgins.

The Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University has announced the appointment of Sarah Higgins as its newest curator, beginning October 19.

Seeds, a juried show. applications open through August 5 at Westobou Gallery, Augusta

Higgins will work with Teresa Bramlette Reeves, the director of curatorial affairs, on solo shows as well as jointly curated exhibitions with Reeves. She replaces Kirstie Tepper, who is now pursuing an MFA at Georgia State University.

A Georgia native, Higgins holds a BFA in sculpture and printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art. She earned a master’s in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard), where she has worked as the graduate program coordinator since 2013. She recently worked as a curatorial fellow at the New Museum in New York. From 2007 to 2011, she was community arts director at Atlantic Center for the Arts, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Prior to that, she was an educator at ArtPace in San Antonio, Texas.

Higgins has curated over 30 exhibitions, including the forthcoming “The Future We Remember,” co-curated with Cora Fisher, which is scheduled to open at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in February 2016.

In a press statement, ZMA director Justin Rabideau says: “Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge to the museum, from her experience at the New Museum, the Center for Curatorial Studies and the many projects that she has lead. Sarah’s passion to address issues such as art’s ability to create social and political change, along with her interest in creating dynamic experiences in our region, will help guide the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s visitor experience as we grow as an institution.”

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