Ryan N. Dennis Named Senior Curator at Up to date Arts Museum Houston
Up to date Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) on April 25 introduced the appointment of Ryan N. Dennis to the position of senior curator and director of public initiatives, efficient this June. The Houston-born Dennis is a cocurator, with Jessica Bell Brown, of the touring exhibition “A Motion in Each Path: Legacies of the Nice Migration,” at the moment on view on the Baltimore Museum of Artwork. She arrives to CAMH from the Mississippi Museum of Artwork’s Heart for Artwork & Public Change, the place she served as chief curator and creative director for the previous three years. From 2017 to 2020, she was curator and packages director at Houston’s Challenge Row Homes, after coming to that establishment as curator and public artwork director in 2012. Dennis started her profession on the Menil Assortment in Houston, the place she was a curatorial assistant from 2007 to 2009. She makes a speciality of African American modern artwork, specializing in site-specific tasks and neighborhood engagement.
“Ryan Dennis’s ten-year tenure in Houston at Challenge Row Homes and the Menil Assortment is known, and it’s an honor to welcome her again to the town via this position,” mentioned CAMH government director Hesse McGraw. “Ryan is a number one nationwide curatorial voice whose work uniquely bridges artists and communities with establishments.”
CAMH moreover introduced the promotions of Rebecca Matalon to senior curator and Patricia Restrepo to curator. Among the many exhibitions Matalon has organized previously few years are solo reveals of the work of Garrett Bradley (2019–20), Mariah Garnett (2022), Diane Severin Nguyen (2022), and Cauleen Smith (2021), in addition to the two-person exhibition “Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves” (2021). Restrepo, who like Dennis is a local of Houston, has been with CAMH since 2014. She lately cocurated the interdisciplinary exhibition “Slowed and Throwed: Information of the Metropolis via Mutated Lenses” (2020–21).