Big news coming out of the Norton Museum of Art, where Arden Sherman has been appointed to the role of Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.

Sherman most recently served as Director & Curator of Hunter East Harlem Gallery, a multi-disciplinary space for art exhibitions and socially-minded projects located at Hunter College in New York City. She specializes in socially-engaged art, community engagement, and photography, and has curated and organized dozens of exhibitions, projects, and programs. She is also the co-editor of the newly published book, 125th Street: Photography in Harlem (Hirmer Verlag 2022).

Sherman will be responsible for overseeing the Norton’s Department of Contemporary Art, including the organization of temporary exhibition programming as well as the ongoing research and expansion of the permanent collection through new acquisitions. She will also lead the Norton’s Contemporary and Modern Art Council, whose members provide critical support for the Museum’s Contemporary Art initiatives and acquisition efforts. She assumed her new role on November 14, 2022.