Curator Michael Taylor Appointed New Director of Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art

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HANOVER, NH.- Michael R. Taylor, the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has been named the director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth. Taylor succeeds Brian Kennedy, who served as director for five years before assuming the directorship of the Toledo Museum of Art in September 2010. Taylor begins his position at the Hood on August 15. A highly regarded curator, author, and expert on modern and contemporary art, Taylor is an eminent scholar of Dada and Surrealism with a focus on the art of Marcel Duchamp. Taylor’s 2009 book, Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnés, won the George Wittenborn Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of art history, and was awarded first prize for best museum permanent collection catalogue by the American Association of Art