Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces the Appointment of Charles Waldheim as Consulting Curator of Landscape

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BOSTON, MA.- Anne Hawley, Norma Jean Calderwood Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum announced the appointment of landscape scholar and educator Charles Waldheim, principal, Urban Agency as the Museum’s new consulting Curator of Landscape, effective January 2011. Rooted in the Gardner Museum’s connections to the urban landscape and building upon the accomplishments of the first Curator of Landscape Patrick Chassé, the appointment of Charles Waldheim/Urban Agency will further highlight and expand the importance of landscape scholarship at the Gardner and to elevate the Gardner as a center for discussion of contemporary issues related to landscape and community. The Curator of Landscape position is unique among cultural institutions and museums like the Gardner . Waldheim will join the Gardner Museum as its new consulting Curator of Landscape in January 2011—about one year before the expected opening