Parrish Curator Named Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellow

Prestigious fellowship awarded to Andrea Grover.

Andrea Grover, who joined the Parrish Art Museum in 2011 as curator of special projects, has been chosen to be among the Center for Curatorial Leadership's sixth class of fellows.

In January, Grover will join 11 other curators from the U.S., Switzerland and the Netherlands in New York for six months.

The Center for Curatorial Leadership aims to train curators to assume leadership positions in art museums.

“2013 will be a landmark year for the CCL,” said Elizabeth Easton, the director of the Center for Curatorial Leadership, which she co-founded with Agnes Gund in 2007. “The profound collaborations that have formed over the past five years between fellows and alumni will now have international scope. Numerous major European directors have served as hosts and mentors to our fellows, and I am thrilled that the CCL fellowship will be an instrumental force in generating a transcontinental curatorial peer group.”

Gund added, "Six months of intensive learning transforms people. Our fellows return to their museums with concrete tools and broadened perspectives that add critical value to the vision and strategy of museums worldwide.”

According to The Parrish, since joining the museum, Grover has initiated new models for temporary and off-site exhibitions, including the Platform series and Parrish Road Show, and she has developed the new programs PechaKucha Night Hamptons and East End Stories on Screen.

Grover has been selected for prestigious fellowships before, according to The Parrish. STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellow University in Pittsburgh awarded her a Warhol Curatorial Fellowship in 2010 "to research artists working at the intersection of science and technology." From 1995 to 1997, she was a Core Fellow in residence at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Grover received a Master of Fine Arts in visual art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995, and was the founding director of Houston's Aurora Picture Show from 1998 to 2008.


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