SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – The Savannah College of Art and Design is proud to announce the appointment of Daniel S. Palmer as Chief Curator of the SCAD Museum of Art. The announcement coincides with the 10th anniversary celebration of SCAD MOA, marking a bold new era for the premier teaching museum.
“Daniel Palmer is a prolific curator who brings to SCAD MOA a wealth of knowledge and experience and a dedication to representation, amplifying the voices and impact of international artists,” said Kari Herrin, Executive Director of Museums and Exhibitions of the SCAD. “As we usher in an exciting second decade, Daniel will be an inspiring curatorial and programming leader who will drive the museum forward with vision and tenacity.”
Prior to joining SCAD MOA, Palmer was curator at the Public Art Fund, New York, where he directed an ambitious program of exhibitions featuring works by artists including Melvin Edwards, Awol Erizku, Carmen Herrera, Harold Ancart, Tony Oursler and Liz Glynn, among others. He has also held curatorial positions at the Jewish Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Palmer has made significant contributions to leading monographs as well as publications and journals such as ARTnews, The New York Times, Mousse, and Kaleidoscope, among others. He holds a doctorate. and M.Phil in Art History from the CUNY Graduate Center and a BA from Rutgers University.
“I am delighted to join the SCAD Museum of Art as Chief Curator,” Palmer said. “It is an honor to continue this dynamic institution’s mission to bring emerging and prominent artists to inspire students and the community at a pioneering university like SCAD. I look forward to leading the museum’s superb team as we encourage creativity and spark dialogue in idyllic Savannah. I would like to express my gratitude to all of the amazing artists, colleagues and friends I have had the privilege of working with over the years for their support. I look forward to many new collaborations as I enter this new chapter.
Palmer joins a highly accomplished team of curators at SCAD MOA, which recently opened new exhibitions by internationally acclaimed artists Katharina Grosse, Barthélémy Toguo and Doreen Lynette Garner, among others, as part of the 13th annual SCAD deFINE Conversation Series. University ART and curated experiences with vital voices in art and design. For more information, visit scadmoa.org.