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New Curators for Tulane and St. Petersburg

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William Morrow.
William Morrow.

Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University in New Orleans has hired William Morrow as Curator and Coordinator of Academic Programming.

Morrow, who earned an MA in English Literature and Art History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and an MA in Museology from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, has been associate curator of contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum since 2012.

Prior to the DAM, he was curator of the private collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson and founding director of the couple’s 21c Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, the innovative hotel chain that gave “hotel art” new meaning. While working with the Brown/Wilson Collection, he helped grow it to more than 3,000 works by such artists as Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Dinh Q Lé, Zanele Muholi, Patricia Piccinini, Mark Bradford, Yinka Shonibare, and Kehinde Wiley.

Jerry Smith.
Jerry Smith.

In St. Petersburg, Florida, the Museum of Fine Arts has named Jerry N. Smith as its new chief curator, effective October 19. He has been with the Phoenix Art Museum since 2005, currently serving as curator of American and European art to 1950 and art of the American West.

The exhibitions he has curated there range from those on Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex to Andy Warhol portraits to the engraved guns of master craftsman Ray Wielgus.

Smith received his MA from Arizona State University and his PhD from the University of Kansas, both in art history.