Cincinnati Art Museum Hires Brian Sholis as Associate Curator of Photography

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Sholis. (Courtesy PMC)

Brian Sholis, a former editor at Artforum who is currently an editor for the Aperture Foundation, has been tapped to be associate curator of photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. He will start at the 132-year-old institution next month.

“We are so excited to have Brian here,” said the museum’s director, Aaron Betsky, in a statement. “He brings a sharp analytic insight, a knowledge about photography within a broader cultural sphere, and wonderful ideas for exhibitions he wants to share with us here in Cincinnati.”

Mr. Sholis has written and curated widely, and in 2012 organized “The Permanent Way” at Apexart in New York, which considered the intertwined legacies of photography and the spread of the railroad in the United States. He earned a master’s in American history from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, and a B.A. from Boston University.

“Photographers are navigating profound changes in the technologies and social functions of their medium,” he said in a statement, “and I hope to present exhibitions that balance attention to these shifts with appreciations of the best work made over the past 175 years.”