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Met’s Ian Alteveer to Lead MFA Boston’s Modern Artwork Division –


Ian Alteveer, a Metropolitan Museum of Artwork curator who has been essential in increasing the New York establishment’s up to date artwork choices, will depart his present publish for a brand new one on the Museum of Fantastic Arts Boston.

Beginning on September 13, Alteveer will grow to be the chair of the MFA’s up to date artwork division, bringing to an finish a 17-year interval on the Met, the place Alteveer first started as exhibition assistant on a Jasper Johns present in 2006. He’s now a curator of recent and up to date artwork there.

Among the many exhibits Alteveer has carried out for the Met in that point are two at the moment on view: a Cecily Brown survey and “Earlier than Yesterday We Might Fly: An Afrofuturist Interval Room.”

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A few of Alteveer’s most acclaimed exhibits befell at a now-defunct annex known as the Met Breuer, housed within the former house of the Whitney Museum and the future house of Sotheby’s. Amongst them was Kerry James Marshall’s celebrated 2016 retrospective and surveys for Marisa Merz and Vija Celmins that befell in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

“I’m delighted to affix the MFA at a pivotal second in its historical past when the establishment is poised to redouble its dedication to up to date artwork,” Alteveer mentioned in a press release.

Alteveer’s departure comes because the Met plows onward with its long-awaited $500 million wing for contemporary and up to date artwork.

Amid the preparations to get plans for the wing off the bottom, there have been adjustments behind the scenes within the fashionable and up to date artwork division of the Met. In Might 2022 alone, Sheena Wagsaff departed as head of the fashionable and up to date division, and Randall Griffey, a curator there, left to grow to be head curator of the Smithsonian American Artwork Museum in Washington, D.C. David Breslin subsequently crammed Wagstaff’s publish.

Reto Thüring at the moment holds the chair of latest artwork place on the MFA Boston. An MFA Boston consultant mentioned Thüring will depart the museum on June 30.


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