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Dallas Museum of Art Appoints New Director of Technology and Digital Media

Robert Stein, Deputy Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, today announced the appointment of Shyam Oberoi as the Director of Technology and Digital Media. Currently the General Manager of Collections Information Services at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oberoi brings extensive experience in IT, software development, digital imaging and online collections. He will assume his new position on April 14, 2014.

Dallas Museum of Art Appoints Gavin Delahunty as Senior Curator of Contemporary Art

Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced the appointment of Gavin Delahunty as the new Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. Currently the Head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Liverpool, part of the family of Tate galleries, and previously Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Delahunty is a leading specialist in post-war art with strong experience in expanding contemporary art collections and programs. He will join the DMA in the spring.

Blanton Museum of Art Names Beverly Adams Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces the appointment of Dr. Beverly Adams as Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art. Most recently at the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Adams will join the Blanton in January 2014 to oversee and further develop the museum’s longstanding Latin American art program. Dr. Adams received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UT Austin, and returns to her alma mater with a wide-ranging knowledge of the field, as well as of the Blanton’s Latin American collection.

Dallas Museum of Art Names Jacqueline W. Franey Director of Development

The Dallas Museum of Art today announced that Jacqueline W. Franey has been named Director of Development; she will begin her new position on December 9, 2013. Franey comes to the Dallas Museum of Art with more than 20 years of fundraising and philanthropic gift planning experience, most recently as Sales Director, Planned Giving at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Dallas, and with prior service at three major nonprofit institutions based in Dallas, including the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Clyde Valentín Joins SMU Meadows School of the Arts Staff

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts has appointed Clyde Valentín to develop and lead new programs that will integrate artistic practices with community engagement in Dallas and other urban centers across the country. Valentín most recently served as executive director of the New York City-based Hip-Hop Theater Festival (HHTF), where he oversaw its transition to become Hi-ARTS, an arts organization fostering creative, multi-disciplinary work, outreach and education through the hip-hop art and culture movement. He will begin his new role at the Meadows School immediately.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces Curator Retirement and Appointment

Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced an important curatorial transition for the Museum: Anne Wilkes Tucker, founding Curator of the Department of Photography, will retire in June 2015, having led the Department since 1976. Malcolm Daniel, longtime Curator and former Head of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been appointed to succeed her.