People: Apsara DiQuinzio joins Nevada Museum of Art staff

Apsara DiQuinzio

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The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno announced this month the appointment of Apsara DiQuinzio to the role of Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, effective Nov. 1.

The museum’s curatorial department will be under the direction of Ann M. Wolfe, who has been promoted to the role of Andrea and John C. Deane Family Chief Curator and Associate Director, according to a press release from the nonprofit museum.

“Apsara DiQuinzio has established herself as a national leader among curators, considering art as a catalyst for civic engagement and discourse,” David B. Walker, CEO of the museum, said in a statement. “We are thrilled that she is bringing her keen eye, public spirit, and critical acumen to our curatorial team particularly now during a time of significant institutional expansion.”

Previously, DiQuinzio joined the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive curatorial staff in 2012 and was promoted to senior curator in 2017. She also held previous roles with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in Modern Art History, Theory & Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art & Art History from Colgate University.

“I am delighted to assume the role of Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nevada Museum of Art, and honored to be working with David Walker, Ann Wolfe, William L. Fox, and the entire team, as the Museum continues to expand upon its artistic and cultural programs,” DiQuinzio said in a statement. “I look forward to getting to know the diverse communities of Reno and the greater Nevada region and to the work we will all do together. I am particularly inspired by the museum’s dedication to its Indigenous communities and its focus on art and the environment.”

Wolfe joined the Nevada Museum of Art in 2006 and has organized numerous exhibitions and authored numerous books since. She holds a graduate degree from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University.


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