University of Virginia Art Museum Names Jennifer Farrell as Curator of Exhibitions

Jennifer Farrell, whose scholarly research, writing, foundation and curatorial work focuses on modern and contemporary art, joined the University of Virginia Art Museum staff Aug. 15 as curator of exhibitions. She will be in charge of developing in-house exhibitions, working with outside curators to formulate future projects and advising on museum purchases, among other duties.

Farrell brings a depth of experience working with museums, galleries and foundations to further their exhibition, publication and outreach efforts.

Since 2010, she was director of The Nancy Graves Foundation in New York, an organization focused on giving grants to artists and to preserving and exhibiting the work of artist Nancy Graves. Prior to that, she was at the Yale University Art Gallery for three years, first as the Florence B. Selden Senior Curatorial Fellow and then assistant curator in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photography.
“The museum is pleased to welcome Jennifer Farrell as our new curator of exhibition,” museum director Bruce Boucher said. “She comes to us with a distinguished record of scholarship and curatorial experience at the City University of New York, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery.”

Farrell has lectured and written extensively about modern and contemporary art for numerous institutions, including Christie’s, the Museum of Modern Art and the Morgan Library and Museum, and she was an adjunct instructor at Yale University, the American University in Paris, School of the Visual Arts in New York City, New York University. and other institutions.

“I am thrilled to join the U.Va. community and look forward to working with my colleagues at the museum and in the art departments and other units to create exhibitions and programs that resonate with the research interests of the university,” Farrell said.

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