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The Nasher Museum’s curatorial team is fully staffed—just in time for an ambitious fall exhibition schedule and a new sculpture garden taking shape on the museum’s north lawn.

Melissa Gwynn has been named Exhibitions and Publications Manager and Adria Gunter has been named Curatorial Assistant. Both report to Trevor Schoonmaker, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art. Rounding out the curatorial team: Marshall N. Price, Ph.D., Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Assistant Curator Molly Boarati.

Most recently, Gwynn was the Curatorial Assistant at the Nasher Museum after serving as Visitor Services Manager for two years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, and a master’s degree in art history at Hunter College in New York.

“Melissa has been an exceptional colleague whose skillset and contributions have consistently gone above and beyond her role as curatorial assistant,” Schoonmaker said. “We are thrilled for her to take on her new duties at the Nasher and look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”

Gunter served as Visitor Services Representative at the Nasher Museum’s information desk for the past year. She earned a bachelor of arts degree with honors from Elon University as a dual degree in art history and arts administration.

“We all know Adria as our friend and colleague at the front desk,” Schoonmaker said. “You may not know that Adria earned her bachelor of arts degree with honors from Elon University as a dual degree in art history and arts administration, with a research focus that falls nicely in line with the work that we have been exhibiting at the Nasher.”

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