Valerie Hillings (CCL 2016) has been named the Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Valerie will join the NCMA from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museumwhere she has worked since 2004—most recently as Curator and Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. During her time in the CCL Fellowship, Valerie completed the program's signature curriculum and completed a weeklong residency with Jill Medvedow, director of The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
Ann Goodnight, NCMA trustee and chair of the search committee, remarks that "Valerie has a proven record for building collections and organizing outstanding exhibitions. She will bring fresh ideas about expanding the cultural impact of the arts in North Carolina and beyond."