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New Senior Curator of Exhibitions, Kirsten Jensen, Ph.D.


James A. Michener Art Museum Director & CEO, Lisa Tremper Hanover Announces New Senior Curator of Exhibitions

Two-Month Search Results in Appointment of Kirsten Jensen, Ph.D.


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(Doylestown, PA) Michener Art Museum Director & CEO, Lisa Tremper Hanover announced the appointment of Kirsten Jensen, Ph.D. as the new Senior Curator of Exhibitions. Jensen’s specialty is American Art through 1950, with a specific strength in the artistic heritage of Bucks County. She brings a strong background in research, holding a Master of Library Science from University of Pittsburgh and curatorial achievements from appointments with the Hudson River Museum, the Frick Collection and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. She has been the Director of the John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné for the past ten years.

"In addition to curatorial projects specific to American Art, Kirsten will oversee the temporary exhibition schedule. She will work with staff to develop diverse and engaging exhibitions that will enhance the visitor experience and heighten awareness in the community and beyond. Kirsten's enthusiasm for the Michener Art Museum is matched by the wealth of talent she brings to this organization. I look forward to introducing her to all of our Michener family," notes Hanover.

A former academic librarian, Jensen has an extensive record of publications in American Art, including the 2013 book Folinsbee Considered, a complement to the on-line Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné, and the exhibition catalogue for Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940. She spent her teens in nearby Oxford and her early college years in Lancaster and Pittsburgh.

"As a curator, scholar and museum professional, I am firmly dedicated to exploring new and creative methods to make American Art from all historical periods exciting and relevant to contemporary audiences. I am most stimulated by projects—lectures, exhibitions, or collection installations—that reveal new stories or present existing narratives in innovative ways using technology as well as more traditional exhibition materials, to engage visitors and enhance their cultural experiences," Jensen stated.

Jensen will be relocating to the Doylestown area from Connecticut and will be on-site full time beginning August 15, 2014. She will begin work on several projects in advance of her arrival in support of the Michener's future schedules.


About The James A. Michener Art Museum
The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American Art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday noon – 5:00 pm. For more information, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.


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