WEST PALM BEACH.- The Norton Museum of Art announced Marisa J. Pascucci as the new Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art. Her responsibilities include caring for and continuing to develop the Norton Museum’s renowned collection of American paintings, sculpture and works on paper from the 19th and 20th-centuries. The collection includes masterpieces by George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, Stuart Davis, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Manship, Jackson Pollock and many others. She is also responsible for developing exhibitions from the Museum Collection and for overseeing relevant exhibitions at the Norton Museum organized by other institutions.
Roger Ward, Chief Curator at Norton Museum of Art said, “We are delighted that Marisa is joining the curatorial staff. I very much look forward to working with her on our upcoming exhibitions, acquisitions and publications of American paintings and sculpture.”
Anne Smith, who endowed the position, commented, “I am very pleased that Ms. Pascucci will be representing the Norton Museum’s fine collection of American art as well as related traveling exhibitions. This particular aspect of the collection was a great pride of Ralph Norton and I am confident that he would be very pleased to have the legacy he created cared for and continued by such a qualified individual.”
Pascucci graduated from American University, Washington, DC in 1996 with a BA in art history and received a double MA degree in art history and museum studies in 1999 from the joint program at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her previous professional experiences include the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, Curator, 2005-2006; the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, Associate Curator, 2001-2005; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, Exhibitions & Programs Coordinator, 2000; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Curatorial Assistant, 1998-1999; and, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Instructor, Education and Public Programs, 1997-1999.
Her most recent publications include: Miriam Beerman: Eloquent Pain(t) (Everson, 2006); In Focus: Studio Glass at the MMFA (Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2005); and, Roger Brown, A Different Dimension (Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2004). Additionally, she has co-written successful grants to the Museum Loan Network and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and is included in Who’s Who In American Art.