Cheryl Hartup named Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. -- (August 11, 2016) –  Following a national search, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Hartup as the museum’s associate curator of academic programs and Latin American art.  Hartup is responsible for strengthening the museum’s teaching role and working with faculty and students across campus; building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and developing collections and special exhibitions focusing on Latin American art.


“Cheryl brings significant curatorial experience, a network of international contacts in the field of Latin American art, and a commitment to the role of teaching museums in our community and beyond,” says Jill Hartz, executive director.  “We are excited about what she’ll be able to do in this multifaceted position.”


Hartup is an art historian specializing in the art of Latin America and the Caribbean.  She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a certificate in museum studies from New York University (1990 and 1991), and an M.A. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin (1997).


Hartup has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York City, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Miami Art Museum, now the Pérez Art Museum Miami. From 2005 to 2012, she served as chief curator at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. At the Dallas Museum of Art she curated the exhibition “Indigenismo to Modernism: The Art of Post-Revolutionary Mexico, 1920-1950,” in Miami she curated exhibitions featuring new work by Jac Leirner, Fabian Marcaccio, Cildo Meireles, and Glexis Novoa, among other artists. At the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Hartup co-curated such exhibitions as “Mi Puerto Rico: Master Painters of the Island, 1780-1952” and “El Greco to Goya: Masterpieces from the Prado Museum.”


In addition to her curatorial expertise, she also writes reviews for “ArtNexus Magazine,”, and “Visión Doble.”


"I'm happy to be back in Oregon after twenty-one years away building a deeper understanding of modern and contemporary art of the Americas,” says Hartup.  “I look forward to developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty teaching and facilitating the investigation of artists of Latin American descent in the Northwest.”


As JSMA’s academic curator, Hartup will oversee an expansive curricular-support program.  Last year, the JSMA welcomed almost 6,000 university and college students from 37 different departments and programs at the UO, LCC and OSU who were taught by at least one-hundred different faculty members and graduate student teaching fellows.  As the JSMA’a Latin American curator, Hartup benefits from a Latino Engagement plan, created with the support of the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2013 as well as engaged Latin American studies faculty and community members, who are especially active in the museum’s Day of the Dead celebrations, its Latino advisory board, and it’s Club de arte para Mamás. 


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, the Americas and Europe as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


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