PURCHASE, NY.- Purchase College President Thomas J. Schwarz announced that Tracy Fitzpatrick, Chief Curator of the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, will become the museum’s eighth director, effective November 1, 2014. A widely respected curator, teacher, and author, Dr. Fitzpatrick will oversee an institution that has achieved international stature for its outstanding collection of modern, contemporary and African art, as well as its innovative exhibitions presenting established modern masters and cutting-edge contemporary artists. Dr. Fitzpatrick has served as Chief Curator of the Neuberger Museum of Art since 2012 and is a tenured associate professor of art history at Purchase College where she has taught for the last ten years.
“I am deeply honored and tremendously excited to have been selected to be the next director of the Neuberger Museum of Art,” Dr. Fitzpatrick said. “I have long admired the legacy established by Roy R. Neuberger, whose guiding principle was to support living artists by purchasing their works. It was not until I began the When Modern Was Contemporary project that I understood fully the importance of the objects in the collection in terms of the man who acquired them and donated them to the Neuberger Museum of Art. Mr. Neuberger was one of the 20th century’s most important collectors of contemporary art and this collection is one of the best of its kind. I am looking forward to continuing to serve the Neuberger in this new capacity. It is an institution with an exemplary track record of innovative exhibitions and generous support, and I intend to honor and build on this legacy.”
Full article courtesy ArtDaily: Tracy Fitzpatrick appointed Director of Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY.
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