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Curator to Discuss What’s New in American Art at the Huntington Library

Published on Jan 23, 2023

Dennis Carr, Virginia Steele Scott Chief Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, will be speaking at the weekly meeting of the Pasadena Rotary Club on Wednesday, Jan. 25. He will talk about “What’s New in American Art at the Huntington.”

The meeting is open to the public.

Prior to joining The Huntington in January 2020, Carr was the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for 13 years. He worked to expand and diversify the collection of American, Latin American, and Native American art and was a co-curator of the award-winning, 53-gallery Art of the Americas Wing in 2010. His exhibitions have included the critically acclaimed “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia,” “Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu,” and “Collecting Stories: Native American Art.”

At The Huntington, he was the venue curator for Made in L.A. 2020: a version, the biennial of Los Angeles contemporary art organized by the Hammer Museum, and Borderlands, a reinstallation of the Virginia Steele Scott and Lois and Robert F. Erburu Galleries of American Art in 2021, as well as an ongoing partnership with Ghetto Film School.

He is currently at work on a forthcoming exhibition of the African American modernist sculptor Sargent Claude Johnson.

Carr holds graduate degrees in the History of Art at Yale University and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, and was a 2019 fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership.

To attend the meeting live, RSVP by calling (626) 683-8243 or sending an email to Non-members are welcome. The $40 ticket includes lunch.

To join the one-way Zoomcast, go to The Zoom opens at 12:15 p.m. Use the meeting ID 865 1510 1523 and passcode 667356.

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