Friday, December 3, 2010

Wyoming State Museum welcomes new arts curator

From the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources newsletter:

David L. Newell joins the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne as Curator of Art.

Newell has worked in the museum profession for over twenty years and holds graduate degrees in Theatrical Design and Museum Studies. He worked previously with the Museum of Texas Tech University; the Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas; the Dallas Historical Society; the Colorado Historical Society; and the Gilcrease Museum. He has recently organized exhibitions on Ansel Adams, Maynard Dixon, Edward Sheriff Curtis, John James Audubon, and Nashville cowboy couture designer, Manuel Cuevas.

Newell is responsible for the management and interpretation of the museum’s permanent art collection. He will also organize the annual Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and manage the Governor’s Capitol Art Collection. He will advise and manage projects for the Select Committee on Legislative Facilities and the Capitol Complex Advisory Committee, in addition to participating in the state’s Art in Public Buildings program through the Wyoming Arts Council.
Wyomingarts says: The Wyoming Arts Council staff welcomes David and we all look forward to working with him.