Trevor Schoonmaker has been named to the new position of Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. He has been the museum’s founding curator of contemporary art since 2006, and continues in the chief curator role created for him in 2013. As deputy director, Schoonmaker will continue in his chief curator role while taking on new administrative duties, including working closely with Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth on fundraising initiatives. Read more.
The Nasher Museum’s rich collection of Peruvian textiles was a big draw for McHugh, who was appointed Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives and will start the position August 1. McHugh brings expertise in ancient American art to Duke for the first time in 25 years. More information.
Jessica Ruhle, Director of Education and Public Programs, has been named “North Carolina Art Museum Educator of the Year” (2014-15) by the N.C. Art Education Association. This annual award recognizes museum educators who creatively engage all museum visitors, including students and teachers. Jessica was honored for her partnership with the East Durham Children’s Initiative and students at YE Smith Elementary School.
As part of the award, Jessica was also recognized for establishing Reflections: The Nasher Museum’s Alzheimer’s Project. This new initiative provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors who live with memory loss–and also their families and care partners. Reflections is already receiving international attention. This year, Jessica was invited to present in Belfast at IdeasLab 2015 on the topic “Dementia, Arts and Culture.” She will also represent the Nasher Museum at the Creative Aging Symposium in Greensboro and at “The Creative Age: Creativity and Aging in America” in Washington, DC.
Jessica has been at the Nasher Museum since 2010. In the Education department, she has been responsible for K-12 tours, teacher workshops and Family Day events. She now leads the Reflections program and directs the gallery guide program.
Marshall N. Price
Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, has received the 2017 Penn State College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award for Art History. The Penn State College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Society began this award program more than 30 years ago as a partnership with the academic units in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State.
Celebrating a Decade
The Nasher Museum book, Nasher10: Celebrating a Decade, won a certificate of excellence in the 2016 American Inhouse Design Awards. The national award from Graphic Design USA honored the book among 6,000 entries. Nasher10: Celebrating a Decade also won “Best of Show” in the 2015 Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) awards program. Forty-seven North and South Carolina printers entered 631 pieces in the 2015 PICA awards. At a ceremony in April 2016, the Mac Papers Best of Show award was presented to TCG Legacy from Garner, NC, for printing Nasher10. The book was designed by Rachel Goodwin, graphic designer and web content manager, and edited by Wendy Hower, director of engagement and marketing, at the Nasher Museum. For more information on the book contact firstname.lastname@example.org.