The Madison Square Park Conservancy announced today that it has hired Brooke Kamin Rapaport as its new senior curator. She’ll be charged with overseeing the park’s four annual shows, and commissioning work from artists.
Ms. Rapaport has recently been working as an independent curator, and New Yorkers may recall her recent shows at the Jewish Museum, “Houdini: Art and Magic,” in 2010, and “Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend, in 2007.” She has a master’s in art history from Rutgers and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
In other Madison Square Park news, about a month ago, Adam Glick, who was named the park’s Martin Friedman Curator last year, stepped down to join Galerie Lelong as an associate director, according to a spokeswoman for the park.
At the moment, the park is hosting a show of large-scale abstract sculptures by Orly Genger through Sept. 8. On Sept. 26, it will open a show of three of Giuseppe Penone’s bronze tree sculptures.
Madison Square Park is, of course, also home to the original Shake Shack. Buy Ms. Rapaport a cup of delicious blackberry buttermilk custard if you see her today.