Museum of Wisconsin Art Hires Curator of Architecture and Design
Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Szolwinski to the inaugural position of Curator of Architecture and Design. Szolwinski joins the museum with over fifteen years of experience working in design and museum related fields. His expertise will help to expand the scope of the museum’s exhibitions and strengthen the permanent collection of material related to design.
Most recently, Szolwinski worked on the 20th Century Design specialist team at Sotheby’s in New York researching objects and writing contextual essays and biographies. Landmark sales and auction records during his appointment included Crafting Modernism: Masters of the American Studio Design Movement, A Collection That We Dreamt of: Art and Design from the New York Townhouse of Delphine and Reed Krakoff, and The Perelman Collection: Masterworks of Design. Prior to working in the auction industry, Szolwinski was a publications research assistant and taught in the undergraduate design program at Parsons School of Design, and was a curatorial fellow with the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum in New York.
Szolwinski holds a BSAS in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning and an MA in Design History and Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design at the New School, New York.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART
Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) collects and interprets American art through the lens of a single state. Informed by dynamic initiatives and collaborations, MOWA is an innovative forum for contemporary artists, socially relevant exhibitions, lectures by artists and industry experts, and engaging classes and activities for all ages.
MOWA has two permanent venues—the West Bend “Mothership” and MOWA | DTN in downtown Milwaukee’s Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel—as well as two partnering community organizations that create access across the state. MOWA annually welcomes 200,000 visitors, making it a cultural destination for the art and artists of our time.
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