Michener Art Museum has a new senior curator of exhibitions.
Kirsten Jensen, Ph.D. has been appointed to the role.
Jensen’s specialty is American Art through 1950, with a specific strength in the artistic heritage of Bucks County, Michener Art Museum Director and CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover said.
Jensen has a Master of Library Science from University of Pittsburgh and curatorial achievements from appointments with the Hudson River Museum, the Frick Collection and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. She has been the Director of the John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné for the past 10 years.
"As a curator, scholar and museum professional, I am firmly dedicated to exploring new and creative methods to make American Art from all historical periods exciting and relevant to contemporary audiences. I am most stimulated by projects—lectures, exhibitions, or collection installations—that reveal new stories or present existing narratives in innovative ways using technology as well as more traditional exhibition materials, to engage visitors and enhance their cultural experiences," Jensen said.
Jensen will be relocating to the Doylestown area from Connecticut and will be on-site full-time beginning August 15.
"In addition to curatorial projects specific to American Art, Kirsten will oversee the temporary exhibition schedule. She will work with staff to develop diverse and engaging exhibitions that will enhance the visitor experience and heighten awareness in the community and beyond. Kirsten's enthusiasm for the Michener Art Museum is matched by the wealth of talent she brings to this organization. I look forward to introducing her to all of our Michener family," Hanover said.