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Michelle White promoted to Curator at the Menil Collection in Houston

HOUSTON, TX.- Menil Director Josef Helfenstein has promoted Michelle White to the role of Curator. White arrived at the Menil in 2006 (via the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she was curatorial assistant) as assistant curator and was promoted three years later to associate curator. Said Helfenstein: “In a very short time, Michelle distinguished herself at the Menil by organizing splendid exhibitions, presenting lectures and participating in other programs, and making important contributions to our scholarly publications.” Notable exhibitions White has organized for the Menil include Imaginary Spaces: Selections from the Menil Collection, Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Realist Performance, and the recently opened Seeing Stars: Visionary Drawing from the Collection. She has recently commissioned a new film installation by Leslie Hewitt and Bradford Young. Working with Menil colleagues Bernice Rose