UVA Arts, University of Virginia

Vol 12 Spring 20 Library
Top to Bottom: Laura Minton by Leah Stearns; Hannah Cattarin by Coe Sweet.
The Fralin Museum of Art

New Appointments at The Fralin

The Fralin Museum of Art recently announced the appointment of Laura Minton as Curator of Exhibitions. Minton comes to The Fralin after holding curatorial positions at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, and the Spencer Museum of Art. As the newest senior member of The Fralin’s curatorial team, Minton is responsible for building a comprehensive national and international exhibitions schedule and curating rigorous, scholarly projects that provide a foundation for transdisciplinary and socially engaged discourse. She earned a B.A. in Art History from Wake Forest University and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Kansas, where she is a Ph.D. candidate. Minton is a specialist in works on paper and American art and was awarded a 2019-20 Tyson Scholar fellowship at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Fralin also announced the promotion of curatorial assistant Hannah Cattarin to Assistant Curator. During her tenure at the museum, Cattarin has curated several exhibitions that highlighted the work of women artists in The Fralin’s collection. She also organized the 2019 exhibition Otherwise, which examined the influence LGBTQ+ culture has had and continues to have on modern and contemporary art. In her new role at The Fralin, Cattarin continues to oversee gallery rotations and curate exhibitions drawn from its permanent holdings. Prior to joining The Fralin, she served as a curatorial assistant at UB Art Galleries at the University of Buffalo. She received her M.A. in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex, Colchester, in the UK, and her B.A. in Art History from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. 

“Laura Minton and Hannah Cattarin are deeply engaged in the values of inclusion, excellence, and diversity that are central to The Fralin’s mission,” said Matthew McLendon, The Fralin’s J. Sanford Miller Family director. “I look forward to collaborating with both of them on a range of dynamic and articulate museum initiatives that will foster meaningful conversations with UVA’s student, faculty, and broader community, about the world we share.”

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