Stephen C. Pinson Joins Metropolitan Museum of Art as Curator of Photography
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has announced the appointment of Stephen C. Pinson as curator of the photography department.
The director and CEO of the museum Thomas P. Campbell said that Pinson would take up the position on November 2.
Pinson joins the Met from the New York Public Library, where he spent a ten-year tenure as Robert B. Menschel Curator of Photography and Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Assistant Director for Art, Prints and Photographs.
During his stint, he managed the photography department’s acquisitions and exhibitions, he was responsible for the New York Public Library’s photography collection of 500,000 works, and oversaw the addition of 6,000 new works, including photos by acclaimed photographers such as Diane Arbus, Roy Colmer, Zoe Leonard and Laurie Simmons.
Pinson earned his MA in art history at the University of Texas at Austin and holds a PhD in art history from Harvard.
“I am delighted to welcome Stephen Pinson to the Met,” Campbell said in a statement. “Stephen comes to the museum with an impressive background of scholarly achievement in the history of 19th century photography. He will be a strong addition to the department of photographs.”
“Stephen joins us at a time in which his past success in acquisitions and exhibitions will be of great benefit to the museum,” Jeff Rosenheim, head photography curator at the Met, added.
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