TOLEDO, OHIO.- Toledo Museum of Art Director Don Bacigalupi recently named Amy Gilman as the Museum’s new associate curator of modern and contemporary art. Ms. Gilman will join the Museum staff on May 10, 2005, after she defends her dissertation in completion of her Ph.D. in Art History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In addition to curating TMA’s evolving collection of modern and contemporary art, she will collaborate with staff members to develop interpretive tools and programs that engage visitors with the development and innovation of 20th- and 21st-century works of art.
“Amy has years of fine experience in a variety of museum, gallery, and academic settings,” Dr. Bacigalupi said. “I am confident that she will be a great asset to our excellent curatorial staff, as well as to our visitors and patrons, who will benefit from her presence and knowledge.”
According to Ms. Gilman, her initial visit to the Museum played a strong role in her decision to join TMA. “Seeing [TMA’s] wonderful building and collection, discovering its place at the heart of the Toledo community, and hearing plans for the Museum’s continued growth contributed to my conviction that this curatorial position offered an exceptional opportunity I simply could not pass up,” she said.
Ms. Gilman recently completed a fellowship in the European and American Painting and Sculpture Department of the Cleveland Museum of Art. She previously served as associate curator and curatorial consultant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, where she coordinated a major outdoor installation by artist Spencer Tunick and curated the site-specific installation, Curve: Jason Lee.
The mission of the Toledo Museum of Art is based upon the belief in the power of art to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought, and provide enjoyment. Through our collection and programs, we strive to integrate art into the lives of people.