Nichole N. Bridges has been named Morton D. Might Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the St. Louis Artwork Museum introduced Might 17.
She had already been accountable for the division as affiliate curator. Since becoming a member of the museum in 2013, Bridges has curated exhibitions together with “Currents 109: Nick Cave” (2014) and “Adorning Self and Area: West African Textiles” (2015).
She lately has overseen renovation of galleries of Oceanic artwork, which can reopen this week, the museum stated in its assertion. Bridges curated the galleries in collaboration with topic knowledgeable Philippe Peltier. Additionally opening can be a particular set up of Australian Aboriginal artwork, co-curated by Bridges and Alexander Brier Marr, assistant curator for Native American artwork.
“Nichole has made prolific contributions to the museum,” museum director Brent R. Benjamin stated within the assertion. “In 2018, she refreshed the museum’s presentation of African artwork. With this 12 months’s Oceanic set up, she provides our guests new methods of seeing and fascinated about these vital elements of the Artwork Museum’s complete assortment.”
Bridges’ promotion makes her the museum’s solely Black curator. Beforehand she had been affiliate curator on the Newark Museum and head of the Division of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands on the Baltimore Museum of Artwork. She holds a doctorate in artwork historical past from the College of Wisconsin, Madison.