MIA appoints new curator of contemporary art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has appointed a new curator of contemporary art.

Elizabeth Neilson Armstrong, who also will carry the title of assistant director for exhibitions and programs, currently is the chief curator at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, Calif.

Armstrong has been recognized for her skills at developing publications, exhibitions and programs, and in 2007, she was one of 10 United States curators chosen to participate in a museum leadership program at Columbia University, according to a news release from the MIA.

“We are very happy to have this talented museum leader join us during a time of strategic change and growth,” MIA President Kaywin Feldman said in the release.

Armstrong is no stranger to Minneapolis — she previously held an associate curator position at the Walker Art Center for 14 years.
She is expected to begin her duties in August.