The Midwest welcomes new curators


The Midwest curatorial world has welcomed three new appointees. Over at the Art Institute of Chicago (one of my personal favorite museums), Matthew Witkovsky is the new chair of the department of photography as of January 19th. And as if being a chair at this very prestigious institution is not awesome enough, he also has an flawless resume, having held positions at the Guggenheim and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Witkovsky strolls into Chicago from the National Gallery of Art in D.C., where he was an Associate Curator of Photography.

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
has also welcomed a new curator of photography. David Little is revisiting his original roots in the curatorial world, recently he was an associate director of education at the Whitney Museum of American Art. And finally, the Carnigie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh has appointed Linda Benedict-Jones head of the new photography department. Previous to this position, Benedict Jones was the executive director of the Pittsburgh Silver Eye Center for Photography since 1999.

(via photograph mag)