When Jeffrey Grove transitioned into his new DMA gig, Senior Curator of Special Projects and Research, the role of Senior Curator of Contemporary Art was left open. That was back in May, and yesterday the institution announced this is no longer the case.
They've wrangled in Irish-born, England-stationed, Gavin Delahunty to fill the role.
Delahunty currently serves as Head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Liverpool, the Merseyside arm of the Tate gallery group. Prior to that he acted as Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), a young endeavor formed in 2007 that displays rotating pieces from a growing, permanent collection.
"It is a privilege to be joining the team at the DMA," says Delahunty in his press announcement.
"The Museum is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States and has an astonishing exhibition history, having played host to artists such as Karla Black, Matt Mullican, Cady Noland, Bridget Riley and Robert Rauschenberg. I look forward to working with the team at the DMA and the Dallas community to develop this world-class collection and deliver a dynamic exhibitions program."
Let's hope his enthusiasm maintains through a proper Dallas summer.
Delahunty begins his new role as Senior Curator of Contemporary Art in Spring, 2014.