International art historian to assist in programming contemporary galleries and Transformer Station

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CLEVELAND, OH.- Reto Thüring, a prominent editor for European contemporary art publications, an accomplished exhibition organizer and a scholar of historical Venetian portraiture, has been appointed Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art for the Cleveland Museum of Art following an international search. Thüring will work closely with Curator of Contemporary Art, Paola Morsiani, in positioning the museum as a leader in contemporary art amongst other comprehensive museums. “We are excited that Reto is joining the museum at such a dynamic moment for our contemporary program, especially with new spaces like the museum’s west side Transformer Station opening next year,” states C. Griffith Mann, Cleveland Museum of Art deputy director and chief curator. “Reto’s academic background in Renaissance art and his practical experience working with living artists are ideally