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Art News & Notes: Teresa Bramlette Reeves named KSU art museum director

Artist and GSU prof wants to make the galleries a destination

Kennesaw State University has tapped artist and GSU prof Teresa Bramlette Reeves as the director and chief curator of its art museum and galleries. From the press release:

Reeves comes to KSU after teaching at Georgia State University for 10 years. Along with her teaching experience, she has worked as an artist for 25 years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate in art history from the University of Georgia. “Her extensive knowledge of the contemporary art world from the perspective of both an artist and an art historian fits well in a department that offers degrees in both studio art and art history,” explains Joe Thomas, chair of the Department of Visual Arts.

Though she loved teaching, Reeves is excited to return to being a full-time curator. She has served as gallery director and curator of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (formerly Nexus), assistant director of The New York Kunsthalle and curatorial assistant at The Guggenheim Museum of Art. She looks forward to overseeing the operations of the KSU Art Museum & Galleries, working with the architects on the new museum expansion and collaborating with her new colleagues.

Reeves wants to expand KSU’s current collections and attract more attention for the museum. “I want to get more visibility to the KSU galleries and make it a destination,” Reeves explains.

Thomas says, “I'm most excited to see her develop challenging and sophisticated programming that will attract positive attention to KSU and help create a national reputation for us."