WINTER PARK, FLA.-
Rollins College has hired Gisela Carbonell as the new curator of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum
. Carbonell was previously Director of Curatorial Affairs at Artis-Naples, The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida. She joins Rollins on June 18.
In her role as curator of Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Carbonell will be responsible for collection scholarship as well as exhibitions, acquisitions, research and publications. Carbonell will work closely with the Bruce A. Beal Director Ena Heller to plan and implement an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and educational programs built around, and complementing, the permanent collection. Additionally, Carbonell will serve as the liaison with Rollins faculty and students, and actively pursue strategies of engagement for campus and the community alike.
CFAM has been on a path of rapid growth and is engaged in plans for a new facility. Carbonell and Heller will work closely to take the museum into its next institutional phase and future home. "We are so pleased that Dr. Carbonell is joining our team as the Cornell's next Curator; she brings to Rollins the perfect mixture of museum expertise, classroom teaching and nuanced scholarship that will help take our museum to its next institutional level," said Heller.
Carbonell received her Ph.D. in Art History from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.A. in Art History at University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.A. in Political Science from University of Puerto Rico. She was Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities at University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. She also served as Curatorial Assistant at Krannert Art Museum at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lectured in the University's Art History Program