Monday, April 05, 2010

Schneider Enriquez named Harvard curator

Mary Schneider Enriquez, an advisor on Latin American art to the Harvard Art Museum since 2002, has been named the Cambridge museum’s new Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard has announced.

This is basically the same position that Helen Molesworth had as she served as Harvard’s Maisie K. and James R. Houghton Curator of Contemporary Art from 2007 until becoming chief curator at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art in February. A Harvard spokesperson informs The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research that the “difference between a curator and an associate curator is that an associate curator does not have a PhD.”

Harvard offers additional information about Schneider Enriquez’s background:
“Currently visiting lecturer in fine arts at Brandeis University, Schneider Enriquez (Harvard A.B. ’81, A.M. ‘87) is also completing her PhD in Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture. She has served as a member of the Advisory Committee for Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies since 1995 and has been a member of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, since 1999. She is also a member of the Harvard Art Museum’s World Visuality Committee, a group dedicated to addressing societies and their artistic traditions that have previously been underrepresented at Harvard. … An independent art critic, Schneider Enriquez has written extensively over the last sixteen years for ARTnews, ArtNexus and Art in America magazines. She has also written for the Mexico City daily newspaper Reforma. Her past independent curatorial work includes co-curating an exhibition of Chilean artist Roberto Matta’s work in 2004, “Matta: Making the Invisible Visible,” at the McMullen Museum at Boston College. In 1999 she curated “Gerardo Suter: Labyrinth of Memory,” a retrospective of photographs and video installations by the Mexican artist, at the Americas Society and the Sculpture Center, New York, which traveled nationally. She also curated “Mexico: A Landscape Revisited” with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition, which focused on the tradition of landscape painting in Mexican art, opened in Washington DC in 1995 and toured internationally.
Jan. 13, 2010: Molesworth named ICA chief curator.


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