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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The New Ones

posted by on July 18 at 11:32 AM

Tacoma Art Museum announced Tuesday that it has hired Margaret Bullock, formerly of the Portland Art Museum, as its new curator of collections and special exhibitions—filling the last of two second-in-command openings on Seattle-area museum staffs.

The first was filled in April, when Marisa Sanchez arrived as Seattle Art Museum’s new assistant curator of modern and contemporary art.

(Sanchez replaces Susan Rosenberg; Bullock fills the spot once held by Rock Hushka, who now heads up TAM’s curatorial department. Patricia McDonnell used to be TAM’s chief curator, but the museum dispensed with the title after she left. Hushka is in charge, but he’s not called the “chief”: his title is director of curatorial administration and curator of contemporary and Northwest art.)

Bullock comes from the Harwood Museum of Art at the University of New Mexico in Taos. Before that, she was at PAM from 1998 to 2001, working her way up to associate curator of American art. She has dual master’s degrees, one in anthropology from WSU and one in art history from the U of O, and a dual bachelor’s degree in art history and English from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In Portland, Bullock curated exhibitions ranging in subject from 19th-century American silver to Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, and Grandma Moses.

We’ll get to know Bullock in time, but for now, are you curious about what SAM’s Sanchez is like? Tune in to an In/Visible podcast on this afternoon.

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I wonder if TAM will ever hire someone with a Phd?

Posted by TAM | July 18, 2007 12:26 PM

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