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Q&A: Naoko Takahatake on new curator role at Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center

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Source: Daily Bruin

Naoko Takahatake is painting a fresh perspective for her new role.

As the newly appointed director and chief curator of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, Takahatake is in charge of sifting through more than 45,000 prints, drawings and photographs spanning from the Renaissance to the present. She previously served as the curator of prints and drawings at Los Angeles County Museum of Art until 2019 and later as the curator of prints and drawings at the Getty Research Institute. With academic training specializing in the 16th and 17th centuries, she said she has expanded her curatorial expertise in preparation for her first day at the Grunwald Center on Oct. 16.

Takahatake spoke with the Daily Bruin’s Isabella Appell about her insights into the dynamic

Read more: https://dailybruin.com/2023/11/21/qa-naoko-takahatake-on-new-curator-role-at-hammer-museums-grunwald-center

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Tohu a Te Kīngi 2024: Art curator Megan Tamati-Quennell

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Source: TE AO Maori News

Over 30 years of translating a passion for modern and contemporary Māori art into prose and exhibitions has led to curator and writer Megan Tamati-Quennell (Te Ātiawa, Ngāi Tahu and Kāti Māmoe) being recognised in today’s King’s Birthday Honours.She has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and First Nations art.

Tamati-Quennell has held curatorial roles at Te Papa Tongarewa and New Plymouth’s Govett Brewster Art Gallery, and has a special interest in contemporary Māori art, Māori modernism, Māori women artists and global indigenous art.

Read more: https://www.teaonews.co.nz/2024/06/03/tohu-a-te-kingi-2024-art-curator-megan-tamati-quennell/

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Te Papa Museum modern art curator to talk Rita Angus in Central Taranaki

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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Te Papa Museum’s modern art curator Lizzie Bisley is coming to Central Taranaki.

Bisley, the curator of the national touringRita Angus: New Zealand Modernistexhibition, will give a curator talk at Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford next month.

Bisley’s curator talk is part of the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust Winterfest programme, a 10-day festival featuring live performances, talks and activities.

During the session, she will discuss the life and art of Rita Angus.

Read more: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/stratford-press/news/te-papa-museum-modern-art-curator-to-talk-rita-angus-in-central-taranaki/3Z5B2NHXVJEWHKP4ADCVHVHOOU/

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Native American groups allege Met Museum’s curator is ‘Pretendian’

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Source: New York post

Native American campaigners are raising questions about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first ever curator of Native American art — claiming that she does not belong to a federally recognized tribe in the US, The Post has learned.

Patricia Marroquin Norby was hired with great fanfare in 2020, after what the museum said was “a long and competitive search,” as its “inaugural Associate Curator of Native American Art” in its American Wing.

For years, Marroquin Norby, 53, described herself — including in legal filings — as “Apache,” “Eastern Apache” and “Nde” as well as “Purepacha/Tarascan,” an indigenous group from the northwestern part of Michoacan, Mexico.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2024/05/28/us-news/native-american-groups-allege-met-museum-curator-is-pretendian/

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