The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ursinus College announces appointment of new curator at The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
Ms. Kollak served from 2004 to 2008 as a curatorial assistant at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College.

COLLEGEVILLE, PA.- Ursinus College today announced the appointment of Ginny Kollak as the new Curator of Exhibitions at The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art. She will begin her appointment on November 25, 2013, and will work with Director Charlie Stainback on conceptualizing and developing the Museum’s special exhibitions and public programs. The Curator of Exhibitions is a new position at the Berman Museum and was established by Stainback; Kollak will be the first person to hold the post.

Prior to joining the Berman Museum, Ms. Kollak worked as an independent curator, writer, and freelance editor, and in 2011 she participated in the Young Curators’ Residency Program at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy. At the Fondazione she co-organized the exhibition Vedere un oggetto, vedere la luce (To see an object, to see the light), which featured contemporary works by 17 Italian artists displayed with natural specimens and antique scientific instruments.

Ms. Kollak served from 2004 to 2008 as a curatorial assistant at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She contributed to more than 30 exhibitions at the Tang, including surveys of works by Dario Robleto, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, and Tim Rollins and K.O.S. She holds a B.A. in Art History and English from Williams College, and a M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Jill Marsteller, Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Ursinus College said of the appointment, “We were thrilled to receive a tremendous response from highly qualified individuals throughout the U.S. for this new curatorial position. While it was not easy to make a selection from such a strong pool of talented individuals, Ginny brings experience in a college art museum setting, a strong academic background, and an understanding of the role the visual arts can play in teaching and learning that make her the perfect fit for the Berman Museum.”

Charles Stainback, Director of the Berman Museum, who chaired the search committee, added, “I am delighted that Ginny will be joining the staff at the Museum. In addition to her impressive curatorial and scholarly credentials, she brings a wealth of practical knowledge including experience in the logistics of exhibition planning and execution and in organizing educational initiatives. Equally important, she has an irrepressible spirit of intellectual play and invention that I believe are central to engaging students—and the general public—with the arts.”

The appointment of Ginny Kollak is the latest of a series of new initiatives being led by Charlie Stainback, who joined the Berman Museum as director in April, 2013. Stainback is redefining the role of the arts on the Ursinus campus, making the Museum a hub for the exchange of ideas between students and faculty, fostering new ideas and unexpected connections between objects, and enriching the educational experience of students across fields of study.

On October 17, 2013, Ursinus announced the gift of more than 1,300 works of art to the Berman Museum. The diverse collection includes paintings, sculpture, and prints by artists such as Harry Bertoia, William Glackens, Chaim Gross, and James and Jean Pierre Vasarely, as well as works on paper by George Bellows, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, John Sloan, James Whistler, and a wide range of other artists. The collection reflects the passion for collecting of the late Philip and Muriel Berman, who established The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art in 1989. Nancy Berman, President of the Berman Foundation and daughter of Philip and Muriel, gave the collection to Ursinus College in honor of her parents.

A special exhibition honoring the gift, A to Z: Highlighting the Berman Collection will be on view through January 12, 2014. The exhibition was organized by Stainback, Ursinus Professor of Art History Matt Shoaf, and Ursinus students, whose majors range from psychology to international relations. A to Z speaks to the breadth and depth of the collection as both an exhibition vehicle and a teaching resource.

In the months leading up to the October opening of A to Z, Stainback oversaw the refurbishment of the Berman Museum. The improvements to the building have opened up the gallery space and introduced a new color palette to revitalize the interior of the Museum. The modernization of the facility also includes a redesign of the lobby, which has expanded the area for visitors to gather and serves as an entry point to the Berman.

Today's News

November 8, 2013

Museums, heirs stake first claims to Nazi art trove found in Munich apartment

A Claude Lorrain masterpiece leads Christie's Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

Exhibition of David Smith’s Forgings on view at Gagosian Gallery in New York

Important painting by Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck re-emerges at Sotheby's

The Städel Museum opens a cabinet exhibition featuring the portrait of Pope Julius II

Monumental exhibition spans all three of Pace's 25th Street galleries in Chelsea

Centuries of iconic American paintings, drawings and sculpture on offer at Bonhams New York

Exhibition of luminous new paintings by artist Johnnie Winona Ross opens at Stephen Haller Gallery

Petroliana & automobilia specialist Matthews Auction Co. to operate as division of Morphy's

Exhibition of works on paper by artist Doug Argue opens at Edelman Arts in New York

Exhibition at Whatcom Museum frames the cultural legacy of ice within the context of climate change

Scout postcards used by Nazis to plan UK invasion sold at Dreweatt's auction house

Invitation to a Beheading: A group exhibition curated by Rachel Howard opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery

The Hyde Collection reports $2.5 million impact to the region

Hand-signed Lincoln note, rare 10-volume edition of Poe's works, Civil War, lead Waverly Rare Books sale

Go figure: Chambliss Giobbi, John Grande, and Mark Kostabi exhibit at De luca fine art

Painting by Charles Courtney Curran sells for $192,000 at Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

First solo exhibition for painter Nathan Walsh in New York opens at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery

Ursinus College announces appointment of new curator at The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Sotheby's Hong Kong gallery presents a selling exhibition of ink paintings by Zeng Xiaojun

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- John Surtees' one-owner 1957 BMW 507 to be offered for the first time at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale

2.- Antiques looted in Libya by IS sold in Spain, two experts arrested

3.- The world's oldest bridge to be preserved by the British Museum's Iraq Scheme

4.- Exquisite jewels dazzle in historic Cartier exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia

5.- Now showing in US cinemas: "Hitler VS Picasso and The Others" directed by Claudio Poli

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art returns stolen idols to Nepal

7.- Glasgow starts a year of celebration as Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition opens

8.- Very rare Qing Dynasty bowl sells for $30.4 million

9.- Gardner Museum publishes "Stolen" book about 13 works in 1990 theft

10.- Royal Ontario Museum announces appointment of Curator, Islamic Art & Culture

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