Following an extensive international search, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Dr. Michael R. Taylor as chief curator and deputy director for art and education, effective August 10. In this key leadership position, crucial to the museum’s new strategic plan, Taylor will oversee the division of art and education, which encompasses VMFA’s curatorial, exhibition, and education departments, as well as the library and statewide programs. Taylor comes to VMFA from his previous role as director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. “We are extremely fortunate to have a museum leader of Michael’s caliber join our senior leadership team,” VMFA Director Alex Nyerges said. “His curatorial experience, scholarly credentials and reputation in the international arena will help move the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to an even higher place in the world of national and

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