The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced the appointment of Jeffrey Grove as the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. Mr. Grove is currently the curator of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He was previously associate curator of contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mr. Grove will join the DMA this September.
Mr. Grove curated After 1968: Contemporary Artist and the Civil Rights Legacy (2008-09) and Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited (2006-07). Both exhibits were at the High Museum of Art and received critical acclaim from the New York Times and Artforum, respectively.
Mr. Grove’s new position at the DMA will include leading the museum’s Department of Contemporary Art and overseeing its exhibits, programs, publications and acquisitions. He will continue to cultivate and showcase the DMA’s contemporary collections, which have benefited from the support of local Dallas collections, notably Marguerite and Robert Hoffman.
Mr. Grove’s accomplishments include
- Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, 2005
- Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 2001 – 2004
- The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
- Akron Art Museum, 1995 – 1999
Mr. Grove’s education and awards include
- Case Western Reserve University, Doctorate in Art History, 1999
- University of Missouri, Master of Arts (Art History and Archaeology), 1992
- University of Illinois, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Industrial Design), 1985
- College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship Award, 1994
- Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1996