Dennis Kerr of Virginia Steele Scott, chief curator of American art at the Huntington Library Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, speaks at the Rotary Club of Pasadena’s weekly meeting on Wednesday, January 25. At Huntington’s American Art. ”
The meeting is public.
Prior to joining Huntington in January 2020, Kerr was the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture for 13 years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has worked to expand and diversify his collection of American, Latin American and Native American art, and in 2010 was co-curator of the award-winning He Art of the Americas Wing of 53 Galleries. . in the Americas: New World Discovers Asia”, “Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu”, “Collecting Stories: Native American Art”, etc.
At The Huntington, I was the venue curator for Made in LA 2020. This is Version, a biennale of contemporary art in Los Angeles hosted by the Hammer Museum, and Borderlands, a re-installation of the Virginia Steele Scott and Royce and Robert F. Arble Galleries. American Art in 2021 and an ongoing partnership with the Ghetto Film School.
He is currently working on an upcoming exhibition of African-American modernist sculptor Sargent Claude Johnson.
Kerr holds a BA in Art History from Yale University, a BA in Early American Culture from the Winterthur Program, and was a 2019 Fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership.
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