The Portland Art Museum in Oregon has announced the appointment of CODART member Lloyd DeWitt as its Richard and Janet Geary Curator of European & American Art Pre-1930. DeWitt began his new position on 5 February. Previously, he was the Chief Curator and Irene Leache Curator of European Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA.
The newly created position will lead the next phase of Portland Art Museum’s European and American art programs (pre-1930) and sets the vision for the reinstallation of its permanent collection following the completion of its campus transformation project in 2025.
In his new role, DeWitt will be responsible for the care, research, exhibition, and growth of the collection of nearly 2,000 paintings, drawings, and sculpture up to 1930 in European and American art. This will include organizing scholarly exhibitions and related programs, while also spearheading strategic acquisitions to expand the collection in this area. Additionally, he will oversee the presentation of all traveling exhibitions of European and American art pre-1930.