The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has chosen Robert Schindler as its new William Hutton Curator of European art. Schindler begins his appointment at TMA on 1 March 2022. In his new role, he will manage the European art collection while reinstalling and reimagining it to create a more inclusive presentation.
Robert Schindler, a member of CODART since 2018, most recently served as the Fariss Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn curator of European art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), Alabama, where he was responsible for the collection of European paintings, sculpture and works on paper from ca. 1300 to 1970. Previously he has served as an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral teaching fellow and lecturer at Columbia University, as well as an Andrew W. Mellon curatorial fellow at both the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has published on topics ranging from French manuscript illustration and German Renaissance painting to the history of collecting and has been the recipient of a number of distinguished grants and fellowships, most recently at the Clark Art Institute in connection with his exhibition project on the Dutch flower painter Rachel Ruysch.