Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Appoints Naomi Beckwith as New Curator

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CHICAGO, IL.- Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, announced today that Naomi Beckwith has been appointed the new Curator at the MCA. Beckwith is currently the Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she has focused on themes of identity and conceptual practices in contemporary art, artists of African descent, and managing the Artists-in-Residence program. She will assume her new responsibilities at the MCA on May 11, 2011. “Naomi is an up-and-coming talent in our field who has wide-ranging interests and experiences,” says Michael Darling. “Her work at the Studio Museum demonstrates a highly intelligent and complex approach to the art of our time. Her exhibition 30 Seconds off an Inch, in particular, was groundbreaking. As we expand our commitment to artist residencies, Naomi brings great expertise in this area and her scholarship on African-Ameri