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The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) today announced the appointment of two new senior members of its curatorial and public engagement teams, with Hallie Ringle joining from the Birmingham Museum of Art as the ICA’s next Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator on September 16, and Rachell Morillo from the Museum of Modern Art as the ICA’s DAJ Director of Public Engagement and Research on September 12. The institute simultaneously announced the promotion of ICA curator Alex Klein to become its Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) Senior Curator. Together with Zoë Ryan, the ICA’s Daniel W. Dietrich, Il Director, the three form ICA’s leadership team focused on program development working collaboratively to invigorate its exhibitions and public engagement programs, building upon the museum’s history as an experimental hub for contemporary art from around the world.
These appointments reflect a broader inflection point for ICA, which under the directorship of Ryan has launched a strategic visioning process to amplify and deepen its engagement with the communities it serves. Drawing upon their experiences as contemporary art curators and educators, Ringle, Klein, and Morillo bring diverse perspectives and expertise that will serve to expand the reach, relevance, and impact of ICA’s exhibitions, publications, and programs, fostering a multi-disciplinary creative platform focused on deepening audience engagement.
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