Following an extensive, nationwide search, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia has appointed Rebecca Schoenthal, a professor in U.Va.’s art history department, as the museum’s new curator, overseeing several major exhibitions as a new semester dawns at the museum. Schoenthal holds a Ph.D. in art history from U.Va. and has taught classes in that department on and off for 17 years, focusing on the 20th century. Her background combines academic instruction with curatorial experience in for-profit and non-profit museums. Prior to joining The Fralin as an interim curator in December 2014, Schoenthal spent five years as the curator of Charlottesville’s Second Street Gallery, known for its focus on contemporary art. She has also been an independent art consultant and is well known as an expert on American art from the post World War II period to the present. “Rebecca Schoenthal brings to The Fra

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