ASPEN ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MAX WEINTRAUB AS NEW SENIOR CURATOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASPEN, COLORADO (January 29, 2019) — Today, the Aspen Art Museum announces the appointment of Max Weintraub as the institution’s new Senior Curator. Weintraub joins the staff of the AAM directly from his post as Director and Chief Curator of the Art Galleries at Indiana University’s Herron School of Art + Design; a position he has been instrumental in defining since 2016, and for which he curated thirty exhibitions and increased gallery attendance each year.
Prior to his roles at the AAM and Herron School of Art + Design, Weintraub’s career included tenures in the curatorial and educational departments of the Denver Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. He has also served as a professor at Hunter College in New York City (2008–16), where he taught the history of modern and contemporary art.
Announcing the appointment, Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman states: “We are excited to welcome Max to the AAM as our new Senior Curator. His impressive, extensive past experiences assure that we will continue to provide programming that is both responsive to the global dialogue in which we are engaged, and relevant to the diversity of audiences we welcome throughout each year.”
Weintraub was born and raised in New York City. He holds a PhD in the History of Art, with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Art, from Pennsylvania’s Bryn Mawr College, and a Master’s Degree in Medieval European History from North Carolina State University. As Director and Chief Curator at the Herron School of Art + Design, he has curated a number of important gallery exhibitions, including the recent exhibitions, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: The Minotaur Trilogy and Kenneth Tyler: The Art of Collaboration (both 2018); Ragnar Kjartansson and The National: A Lot of Sorrow; Tom Sachs: Radiant City, Paintings 2000–2017; and Cynthia Daignault: Light Atlas (all 2017); as well as bringing artists Sachs, Faith Ringgold, Carrie Mae Weems, and Ann Hamilton to the Indiana University campus for public programming events. At Hunter College, Weintraub was responsible for initiating a number of curatorial projects including the 2015 survey exhibition, Robert Barry: All the Things I Know… 1962 to the Present, for the college’s 205 Hudson Street Gallery—a show that represented the first major exhibition of the conceptual artist’s work in the United States in over thirty years—as well as the 2014 retrospectiveWilliam Anastasi: Sound Works, 1963–2013, for Hunter’s Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, among other exhibitions.
Regarding his new post, Weintraub relays: “I am very excited to work with Heidi and the museum’s exceptional staff. Through its dynamic exhibition programming and outstanding work with schools, the AAM is at the forefront of many of the urgent and transformative conversations of our time. I am thrilled and honored to be joining in the effort.”
The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Our innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society.
CURRENTLY ON VIEW
Elmgreen & Dragset: It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry, November 16, 2018–May 19, 2019; Lost Without Your Rhythm, November 16, 2018–February 24, 2019; Robert Montgomery: The City in Their Echo, December 21, 2018–May 19, 2019; Zombies: Pay Attention!, December 21, 2018–May 5, 2019; Nina Katchadourian: Twitchers and Cheaters, January 12–May 19, 2019; Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is., January 12–June 16, 2019.
UPCOMING (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Gabriel Rico, March 9–June 16, 2019; Etel Adnan: Another Weather, June 7–October 6, 2019; Erika Verzutti, June 7–October 6, 2019; Oscar Tuazon, June 7–December 1, 2019.
AAM MUSEUM HOURS
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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