The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces the departure of Cheryl Snay in early November. Snay, who joined The Blanton in 2004 as Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, and was then promoted to Associate Curator of European Art, is leaving to serve as Curator of European Art at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame. Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Deputy Director of Art and Programs, remarked, “Cheryl is a valued colleague who has been a tremendous asset to The Blanton. Her thorough knowledge, calm and capable demeanor, and teaching gifts will be difficult to replace. We wish her the very best in her exciting new role at Notre Dame.”
During her tenure at The Blanton, Snay curated or oversaw several major exhibitions including A Century of Grace: 19th-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art, New York and Exquisite Visions of Japan: Prints from the James A. Michener Collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, as well as the museum’s current exhibitions, Repartee: 19th-Century Prints and Drawings from The Blanton Collection and Turner to Monet: Masterpieces from The Walters Art Museum. She also has organized Storied Past, an exhibition of French drawings from The Blanton’s collection that will tour to the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh and the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University in addition to its presentation at The Blanton in fall 2011.