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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sylvia Wolf Named Director of the Henry Art Gallery

posted by on January 9 at 11:36 AM


The Henry Art Gallery has just sent out a release announcing that Sylvia Wolf will take over as director in April 2008, following her 20-year career as a curator of photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.

She takes over from Richard Andrews, who has run the Henry since 1987 and who solidified its standing as a center for contemporary over historical exhibitions. Andrews made the Henry known for working directly with artists in original commissions. He called Wolf “terrific.”

“She will probably move it in a different direction, which is appropriate,” Andrews said in a phone interview, declining to specify what he meant.

Much more to come.

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I get a strong Jane Lynch vibe here.

Posted by laterite | January 9, 2008 1:29 PM

She was wonderful as photography curator in Chicago. One of the most interesting departments in the museum. This bodes well.

Posted by Finishtag | January 9, 2008 1:55 PM

Hopefully,this will help photography finally get its due in Seattle.

Posted by come again? | January 9, 2008 11:05 PM

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