Princeton University Art Museum Appoints Kelly Baum as Curator

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PRINCETON, NJ.- Furthering its position as a pacesetter in modern and contemporary art, the Princeton University Art Museum has appointed Kelly Baum as the first Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Since December 2007, Baum has served as the Museum’s Locks Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Art, during which time she greatly invigorated the Museum’s contemporary art department, expanded and diversified the contemporary collection and developed an international artist-in-residency program. The endowment of the Haskell Curatorship by Princeton alumnus and noted art collector Preston H. Haskell III, Class of 1960, of Jacksonville, FL, signals the Museum’s redoubled commitment to collecting and exhibiting the work of living artists and the great masters of the last century, according to Museum Director James Steward.