museum news 1st Row, From L-R: Betsy Fahlman, PhD, Marco Rodrigo de la Torre, Debbie Schmalz, Patricia Peregrine, Chris Rudolph, Dawn Olsen
2nd Row, From L-R: Dawn Uscher, Brian Jennings, Jamie Petrus, Susannah Nagy, Gina Gral, Laura Wilde, Camellia Rowland
3rd Row, From L-R: Allie Bonin, Lisa Pagel, Jennifer Adams, Josselin Salazar, Kali Caldwell, Paula Ibieta
ARRIVALS Jennifer Adams, PhD, has joined the Museum as higher education programs specialist in the education department. Previously, Dr. Adams served as faculty in art history at Arizona State University, and completed a summer curatorial internship with the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Dr. Adams earned a bachelor of art in European studies from UCLA, a master of art degree in Italian literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in the history of art from Arizona State University. Betsy Fahlman, PhD, has been appointed to the role of Adjunct Curator of American Art, and will begin her role overseeing the care and scholarship of the Museum's American and Western American art collections this fall. Dr. Fahlman will divide her time between the Museum and Arizona State University's
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, where she has served as a professor of art history for more than 18 years. Dr. Fahlman earned a master of art and PhD from the University of Delaware. An accomplished author on American art, Dr. Fahlman has authored more than 30 books, catalogues, articles, and essays published since 1980. Along with an impressive academic record, Dr. Fahlman has collaborated with a number of museums and art galleries over the years, including include Denver Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Florida, Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art in Virginia, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and the Museum of Northern Arizona, among others.
Gina Gral has joined the Museum as annual giving officer, overseeing the Circles of Support program. Previously, Gral served as the event sales specialist with the Musical Instrument Museum and the annual giving manager with Childrenâ€™s Museum of Phoenix. Gral earned a bachelor of fine arts in dance performance from the University of Arizona. Paula Ibieta has joined the Museum as publications project manager, working within the marketing and communications office. Previously, Ibieta was a freelance writer and an editorial assistant with the Museo de Arte de Lima in Peru. She earned a bachelor of arts in art history and architecture from Harvard College. Brian Jennings joined the Museum as curatorial assistant in the fashion design department, after concluding a summer internship. Currently
completing a master of arts degree in visual culture and costume studies from New York University, Jennings has extensive experience working in the fashion and jewelry industry, serving in various roles with Cartier, Tiffany & Co., De Beers, and others. Luke Mathers has joined Phoenix Art Museum as a preparator, supporting the installation of artwork and special exhibitions. Previously, Mathers was responsible for fine art installations with Art Solutions. Mathers earned an associate of arts degree with Phoenix College. Susannah Nagy has joined the Museum as development information services assistant. Previously, Nagy served as a math and science tutor for K-12 students and worked as a visitor services associate at the Museum. Nagy earned an associate of science degree from Mesa Community College.
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