Crystal Bridges Museum Introduces New Senior Management and Curatorial Staff


BENTONVILLE, ARK.- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the addition of three key staff members. Matthew Dawson joined the Museum’s senior management team as deputy director of art and education on March 14. David Houston assumed the role of director of curatorial on Feb. 14, and Kevin Murphy began his position as curator of American art on March 9. Matthew Dawson, who comes to Crystal Bridges from the recently opened Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of architecture and museum management. He served as senior project manager during the construction phase of the MIM and director of public programs and guest experience upon its opening in April 2010. In his role at Crystal Bridges, he will oversee the curatorial and education functions of the Museum. “We are delighted to welcome Matt to Crystal Bridges,” said Don Bacigalupi, executive