Shelburne Museum names Thomas Denenberg as new director

first_imgShelburne Museum, Inc.,Shelburne Museum announced the appointment of Thomas Denenberg as director of the museum.Denenberg  will  join Shelburne from the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine where he is presently deputy director and chief curator. He succeeds Stephan Jost, who left Shelburne Museum in March to become director of Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii. ‘The opportunity to lead Shelburne Museum drew interest internationally, giving the Board of Trustees many superb candidates from which to choose,’ said Board Chairman James Pizzagalli. ‘Tom was appointed with absolute confidence that he will continue to move Shelburne Museum forward, furthering the museum’s mission by bringing world-class exhibits and innovative educational programming to Vermont. Tom’s deep scholarship in American art, coupled with his leadership experience in museum operations, will make him an outstanding steward of Shelburne Museum’s collections and campus. In addition, his expertise in American paintings, in particular, will be a wonderful complement to the existing strengths on the curatorial staff.’While at Portland, Denenberg oversaw a dynamic exhibition program with major shows of Winslow Homer, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and a popular exhibit of photography of rock musicians. He boosted the museum’s commitment to living artists through organizing an exhibition series exploring the contemporary creative culture of Maine.  In four years as the museum’s chief curator, annual attendance grew from 148,000 to 160,000 visitors.‘Shelburne Museum is a national treasure.  I am looking forward to joining a vibrant and growing institution that truly is part of the cultural fabric of the communities it serves,’ Denenberg said. Denenberg joins Shelburne in the wake of several groundbreaking initiatives, including the expansion and revitalization of educational programs, a broader exhibition schedule and the renovation and reinstallation of popular exhibit buildings including the Colchester Reef Lighthouse, Circus Building and Beach Lodge. In addition, an initiative to beautify the grounds expanded the number of gardens throughout the campus.Prior to his tenure at Portland Museum of Art, Denenberg was curator of American art at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, N.C., which is affiliated with Wake Forest University, and served as curator of American decorative arts at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn.He holds a Ph.D in American and New England studies from Boston University in Boston, Mass. and earned his B.A. at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.He has received fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution and the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.Denenberg , 44, is married to Amber Degn with two young children. He will start at Shelburne Museum on Nov.  1.About Shelburne Museum:  Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds.  The museum’s collection includes works by the great Impressionists Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas as well as a prized collection of folk art including trade signs, weathervanes and quilts.SHELBURNE, Vt. (Sept. 6, 2011) Shelburne Museumlast_img read more

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Man City boost! Kompany set for Premier League return

first_img Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany 1 Manchester City have received a boost ahead of their return to Premier League action with news club captain Vincent Kompany appears ready to make his comeback from injury.The centre-back has missed the Blues’ last five games with a calf injury and was also declared unfit for international action by his club manager Manuel Pellegrini.But that did not stop him being called up and, after sitting out Saturday’s game in Andorra, the 29-year-old was deemed ready for action in his country’s final Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel in Brussels.He played 58 minutes without apparent setback as the Red Devils won 3-1 to secure top spot in Group B and a seeding for next summer’s finals in France.Kompany then delivered a positive update on his condition ahead of City’s Barclays Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.He told Sky Sports News: “I feel great and I am glad I got to do it. I needed to be part of this. At the same time it’s going again now and I am just looking forward to the next games.“I play for my country and I am proud to do it. There are no small games. I have given everything I have, always, for City. I will carry on doing this and I will do the same for my country.”Kompany’s return, despite the previous reservations of Pellegrini, gives City some positive news after a difficult international break.Sergio Aguero, who scored five against Newcastle on his last City appearance, could be out for a month after suffering a hamstring injury playing for Argentina while David Silva injured his ankle on Spain duty.Left-back Aleksandar Kolarov also took a knock while away with Serbia.The full extent of their injuries will become clear after City have carried out assessments.These latest problems add to a number of issues City already had with Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy having also been sidelined.last_img read more

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