Cleveland Museum of Art Appoints Barbara Tannenbaum as New Curator of Photography

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CLEVELAND, OH.- Barbara Tannenbaum, a prominent contemporary art and photography scholar as well as an accomplished museum leader, has been tapped as the next curator of photography for the Cleveland Museum of Art, following a national search. Tannenbaum’s selection marks a new generation of curatorial leadership for the museum’s renowned photography collection, known for the quality and depth of its holdings. Her appointment follows the 2010 retirement of Tom Hinson, who held the post for over 38 years, and Tannenbaum will be the second curator of photography in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s history. “Barbara brings to Cleveland the experience of having built a nationally-respected photography program with relatively modest resources,” states C. Griffith Mann, Cleveland Museum of Art deputy director and chief curator. “Under her thoughtful cultivation, the photography collection at Akron gre