Portland Museum of Art Hires New Curatorial Fellow

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December 17, 2014

Kristen Levesque
Director of Public Relations
(207) 775-6148, ext. 3223
klevesque@portlandmuseum.org  

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(Portland, Maine) The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is pleased to announce that Diana Jocelyn Greenwold has been hired as Curatorial Fellow. Under the direction of PMA Chief Curator Jessica May, Greenwold will play an integral role in a multi-year project focused on the reevaluation and reinterpretation of the PMA’s collection, and will work closely with curators, support staff, and the Registration department to conduct research, plan installations, organize exhibition projects, and develop interpretive materials. Greenwold started at the PMA on December 8, 2014.

“We are very happy to welcome Diana to the curatorial team at the Portland Museum of Art,” said PMA Chief Curator Jessica May. “With her expertise in American art and her interest in American decorative arts, we are eager for her to help push the museum in exciting new directions.”

Greenwold specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts. Most recently, she was the Douglass Foundation Fellow in American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Greenwold has worked at museums throughout the country, including the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She has published and presented her scholarly work and has been the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including the Jay D. McEvoy Jr. Fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley. Greenwold earned her B.A. in the History of Art from Yale University and her M.A. in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, with expected graduation in December 2015. The subject of her dissertation is “Crafting New Citizens: Immigrant Handicraft, the Workshop, and the Museum, 1900-1945.”

Greenwold joins the PMA’s curatorial staff, which includes: Chief Curator Jessica May; Curator of American Art and Director of Collections Karen Sherry; Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art Andrew Eschelbacher; Curatorial Coordinator Ariel Hagan Elwell; and Curatorial Assistant Mollie Armstrong.

MUSEUM INFORMATION

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-only events, Free School Tours, and a commitment to family activities to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA. The museum is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. Memorial Day through Columbus Day, the PMA is open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Third Thursdays open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with I.D., $6 for youth ages 13 to 17, and children 12 and under are free. Special exhibition fees may apply. Admission is free on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. No admission is required to visit the PMA Café and PMA Store. Winslow Homer Studio tours are available by reservation. For more information, call (207) 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org.

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PMA Information

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-only events, Free School Tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Films, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

The museum is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland.

Summer Hours (beginning May 30): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Winter Hours (through May 29): Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $10 for students with I.D. Children 14 and under are always free. Admission is free every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. No admission is required to visit the PMA Café and PMA Store.

Winslow Homer Studio tours are available by reservation. For more information, call (207) 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org. For more information on Your Museum, Reimagined, the PMA’s multiyear project focused on improved access to the museum’s collection, visit portlandmuseum.org/reimagined.
 

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