Cleveland Museum of Art Grabs Curator From Akron Art Museum


When curator Tom Hinson retired from the Cleveland Museum of Art at the end of last year after 38 years, he left some big shoes to fill. He spearheaded the development of the museum’s contemporary collection, which was skimpy when he began in 1973, acquiring the major works that now fill the museum’s spacious new contemporary galleries. He was the impetus behind the development of its impressive photography collection and mounted shows by artists like Cindy Sherman, Ray Metzger, Shimon Attie, and the late Cleveland-based photographer Masumi Hayashi. He had focused on photography exclusively for the past decade.

But the museum didn’t have to look too far to find someone capable of filling those shoes — just down I-77, in fact. CMA has tapped Akron Art Museum director of curatorial affairs Barbara Tannenbaum.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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