Minneapolis Institute of Arts Appoints Liu Yang as New Head of Asian Art Department

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), home to one of the most important Asian art collections in the nation, announced the appointment of Liu Yang, Ph.D., as the new curator of Chinese art and head of the museum’s Department of Asian Art. The MIA also announced the creation of two new, mid-level curatorships in Asian art, spurred by a challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dr. Liu comes to the museum from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, where he has worked as senior curator of Chinese art since 1997. Concurrently, he was an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales, and the University of Sydney. He will assume his position with the MIA in June 2011. The appointment of Dr. Liu as head of the Asian Art department and the two soon-to-be announced Asian art curators will allow the MIA to continue to strengthen the scholarship and presentation of its Asian art coll