March 20, 2023

Blanton Museum adds new curators


The Blanton Museum of Art just announced two additions to its curatorial staff.

Holly Borham has been appointed Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings and will manage the museum’s collection of more than 15,700 works on paper.

Claire Howard joins as Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Howard will work closely with Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and largely be responsible for touring exhibitions.

Holly Borham

Borham comes from Princeton University where she specialized in early modern Central European art. She curated In the Round: the Prints of Hendrick Goltzius at the Princeton University Art Museum. She graduated summa cum laude art and archaeology from Princeton and holds an MA in Liberal Studies at Duke University. Borham is pursuing a PhD from Princeton where her doctoral research investigates palace chapels and painting cycles commissioned by Lutheran, Reformed, and Catholic patrons in Germany at the turn of the seventeenth century. She holds an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography from the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia .

Claire Howard

Howard returns to the Blanton where from 2010-2013 she was a graduate research during which she worked on exhibitions including Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections and curated Cubism Beyond Borders. Most recently Howard was at the Menil Collection where she was the 2016–2017 Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow.

Howard is currently is a PhD Candidate in Art History UT, writing s dissertation on the Surrealist movement and its cultural context. She earned an MA in Art History from UT and holds a BA in Art History and English from Wellesley College. Howard is currently working on The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, which opens Nov 25  and continues through Jan. 7, 2018.

Ed Ruscha, “Knox Less,” Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1962. Gelatin-silver print. Courtesy the artist. From the exhibit “The Open Road.”

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

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