BOCA RATON, FL.- The Boca Raton Museum of Art
will gain fresh perspective on the selection, presentation, interpretation, and celebration of art with two significant staff appointments.
Marisa Pascucci has been appointed Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, effective June 25, and Kathleen Goncharov as Curator of Exhibitions and Audience Engagement, effective September 1.
"These appointments come at a time of renewed energy at the Boca Raton Museum of Art as we strengthen our commitment to engaging our audience in a way that's creative, insightful, and playful while still embracing our mission of inspiring and educating the community through fine art," said Steven Maklansky, Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. "I am confident our new curators' expertise,vision, and professional networks will provide important contributions to the success and impact of the museum."
In their new roles, Pascucci and Goncharov will help plan, organize, and select the Museum's diverse and thought-provoking exhibitions. Both will assist in the creation and presentation of lectures, performances, concerts, workshops, and demonstrations to supplement the exhibition schedule and invite new audiences to become cultural participants in art. Additionally, Pascucci and Goncharov will contribute to the Museum website, publications, and educational materials.
Pascucci has served as The Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art; Curator at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York; and Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Alabama. She has curated exhibitions on Mary Cassatt, George Segal, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Fairfield Porter, and Francisco Goya, and Giovanni Tiepolo. Most recently, Pascucci has been teaching at Palm Beach State College and serving as Associate Editor of The Art Economist.
Marisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Arts History from the American University in Washington, D.C. and her Master of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Goncharov has served as Curator at The New School in New York, Public Art Curator at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and as Curator at the Judith K. and David J. Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University. In 2003, Goncharov served as the US Commissioner for the 50th Venice Biennale, and has curated numerous exhibitions on the works of renowned artists including Joseph Beuys, William Kentridge, Richard Tuttle, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Kiki Smith, Sergio Vega, Fred Wilson, Kate Ericson, and Mel Zeigler.
In addition to creating fascinating exhibitions, Goncharov also excels in organizing art-related panels, plays, events, lectures, performances and collaborations.