SYRACUSE, NY.- The Everson Museum of Art
announced the appointment of DJ Hellerman as the Museums new Curator of Art and Programs beginning on April 18, 2016. Hellerman was selected after a three-month long search led by Director & CEO Elizabeth Dunbar.
Hellerman has over 12 years of experience as a curator and senior level manager at arts institutions, private collections and art galleries. Most recently, Hellerman served as the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts (BCA), a contemporary art space located in Burlington, Vermont where he led the research and presentation of thought-provoking exhibitions and worked as a member of the executive team, influencing BCA's strategic direction and planning.
Prior to his work at BCA, Hellerman acted as Registrar for Progressive Corporations collection of contemporary art, Director of 1point618 Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio and as a student was Assistant Gallery Director of the B.K. Smith Gallery in Painesville, Ohio.
We look forward to DJ joining the Everson team and leading us toward meeting the Museums exhibition and programming goals, said Dunbar. DJs diverse experience in curating contemporary works and well as his passion for modernism, design and art history will help us create unique and meaningful art encounters for our community.
Hellerman is also eager to join the staff, saying, "I am excited to join Elizabeth and the Everson team in Syracuse. The strong community support, rich institutional history and the unique collection position the Everson to lead in opening possibilities for what a modern museum can be."