Dallas Museum of Art Appoints an American Art Curator

The Dallas Museum of Art announced that it has hired  a new associate curator of American art, Patricia “Sue” Canterbury, who was previously the associate curator of paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts since 1998.

At the MIA, Ms. Canterbury organized exhibitions devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe, Beauford Delaney and other prominent American painters. Said DMA director Olivier Meslay in a statement, “She is enthusiastic about the important role of American art at the DMA, and her education and broad museum experience make her well-suited to cultivate and showcase the DMA’s important collection of American painting and sculpture.”

The DMA boasts 24,000 works in its collection, including a strong selection of works by early American modernists.

Ms. Canterbury earned her master’s degree in art history from Williams College, which has groomed many of America’s leading museum administrators, including former Guggenheim head Thomas Krens and Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan.

Before joining the MIA, she was assistant curator at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Mass.