Curator Eric Shiner will serve as the new director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the museum announced today. Mr. Shiner has served as acting director since January 2011, after the departure of Thomas Sokolowski, who served as director for 14 out of the 17 years the museum has existed, and distinguished himself with scores of successful traveling exhibitions. Mr. Shiner, a specialist in Asian art who has been an adjunct professor at the Cooper Union, said he plans to continue to keep its collections traveling.
“Having started my career in the art world here at The Warhol as an intern 17 years ago, it both humbles and excites me to be given the honor of promoting Andy Warhol and his legacy while doing my part to help The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums, and Pittsburgh shine,” Mr. Shiner said in a press release.
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