The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Museum Announces Appointment of Alice Beamesderfer as Deputy Director
Alice Beamesderfer, Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions. Photo Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, announced today the appointment of Alice Beamesderfer as Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions, the Museum’s chief administrator for all activities related to the care, development, and documentation of the collection. She will also work closely with the director, planning and coordinating installations and developing and implementing the Museum’s program of long-term and temporary exhibitions. In addition, she will supervise the departments responsible for Special Exhibitions, Installations and Packing, Registration, Photography, and Provenance Research, and work closely with the Museum’s curators and conservators on all collections-related matters.

“Given Alice’s exceptional expertise, her broad knowledge of this institution and dedication to its mission, we could not find a better person to take on these responsibilities,” said Rub. “She has proven to be an immensely valuable resource for me during my first year as Director, and during the period of transition that led to my arrival a year ago ably ensured that the development and presentation of our exhibitions and programs ran smoothly.”

Ms. Beamesderfer has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility since she arrived at the Museum in 1987. Most recently, she served as Associate Director of Collections and Interim Head of Curatorial Affairs, which she assumed in 2008 following the death of the Museum’s previous director, Anne d’Harnoncourt, for whom she had served as Associate Director for Collections and Project Support since 2001. In 2002, Ms. Beamesderfer organized the exhibition and catalogue Gifts in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Museum, and collaborated with d’Harnoncourt and Carlos Basualdo on the exhibition A Conversation in Three Dimensions:Sculpture from the Collections in 2007. Earlier in her career at the Museum, she worked in a series of key positions, including coordinator for Philadelphia Art Now (1990), a three-year project to promote the work of Philadelphia artists, and as organizer of the exhibition Contemporary Philadelphia Artists (1990). Ms. Beamesderfer was Special Assistant to the Director for Projects (1990-1996) and Assistant Director for Collections and Project Support (1996-2001).

Prior to coming to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ms. Beamesderfer was Special Assistant to the Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (1985-1986). She received her BA from The Pennsylvania State University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is a native of Philadelphia and serves on the boards of the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and the Foundation for Self-Taught American Artists. She lives in Media, PA.

Today's News

September 22, 2010

Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand Visits New Museum of Modern Art of Lille Métropole

The Pace Gallery Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with Retrospective Multi-Venue Shows

Botero in LA: New Work by Fernando Botero at Tasende Gallery

Important Work by Gerhard Richter from the Weserburg Museum to Be Offered by Sotheby's

Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints Highlight October Auction at Bonhams

Exhibition of New Sculptures by Franz West at Gagosian in Rome

Amazing Horned Dinosaurs Unearthed on "Lost Continent"

An Exhibition of Works on Paper by 8 Contemporary Artists at Jill Newhouse

Ashmolean Receives 1 Million Visitors to the New Museum Since It Reopened

Major Guillermo Kuitca Retrospective Opens Sperone Westwater's New Building

Stockholm Based Artist Cecilia Edefalk Exhibits at Gladstone Gallery

New York's Frick Museum Director, Anne L. Poulet, to Retire Next Year

Sale of Exploration and Travel Including the Polar Sale at Christie's Achieves $2,590,380

National Portrait Gallery Unveils a "Gothic" Portrait of Isabella Blow

1790 Census to Highlight Bi-Coastal Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction in October

Christie's to Host an Exciting Series of Auctions, Exhibitions and Events During "Frieze Week"

California Utility Stumbles on 1.4 Million-Year-Old Fossils

Archaeologists in Israel Say Apollo Discovery Tells a New Story

Exhibition at Yale Center for British Art Highlights Major Works by Abstract Painters

Tampa Museum of Art Opens "The American Impressionists in the Garden"

Trompe L'oeil Master John Haberle on View at the Portland Museum of Art

Sotheby's Launches Retail Wine Business in Manhattan

Archaeologists In Israel Find Theater Box at Herod's Palace

Turner Prize-Winning Artist Mark Wallinger Protests Arts Cuts with New Work

Phillips de Pury & Co. Presents the First UK Solo Exhibition of Japanese Design Studio, Nendo

Lehman Eyes $10 Million at Sotheby's Modern Art Auction

Fine Selection of Photographic Images Announced at Sotheby's

Museum Announces Appointment of Alice Beamesderfer as Deputy Director

Reina Sofia Museum Opens an Exhibition of Art by Hans-Peter Feldmann

Exhibit in North Carolina Shows the Real George Washington

Guernsey's Adds Princess Diana's Swan Lake Suite to Iconic Objects Auction

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful