Dennis Carr (CCL 2019) has been named Chief Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens!
Carr will join The Huntington from the MFA Boston, where he has served as the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture since 2007. While at the MFA, Carr expanded the collections of Latin American and Native American art and played a major role in the reinstallation of the Art of the Americas Wing. Carr's recent exhibitions include Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia (2015), Collecting Stories: Native American Art (2018), and Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu (2018).
Carr will join fellow CCL alum Christina Nielsen (CCL 2017) at The Huntington. Nielsen, the Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Museum at The Huntington, said, “American art is one of the great strengths of our collection, and we want to build on the extraordinary platform we have by expanding the narratives in our galleries and allowing more voices to help us tell the story. Dennis is well poised to further that aim. He has made extraordinary strides exploring America in the broadest sense and has proven he can think creatively and inclusively. I’m confident he will help us amplify our strengths while helping us consider what is meant by ‘American’ going forward.”
Congratulations, Dennis! Read more about his new appointment here.