Anchorage Museum Names Julie Decker as Chief Curator
The Anchorage Museum has hired Julie Decker as its chief curator. As head of the Exhibitions Department, she will oversee museum exhibitions and gallery upkeep.
Decker is the former director of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art and the Trailer Arts Center, both in Anchorage. She's an artist and an instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has written several books about art and architecture in Alaska.
She has been a frequent guest curator at the Anchorage Museum. Past exhibitions include "Andy Warhol: Manufactured" and "Quonset: Metal Living for a Modern Age."
Decker earned a doctorate in art history from Union Institute and University, a master's degree in arts administration from Golden Gate University, and bachelor's degrees in journalism and fine art from the University of Oregon. She has lived in Alaska since 1971.
The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum's mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science. General admission is $12 adult, $9 senior/student/military, $7 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Learn more online at www.anchoragemuseum.org.
Posted: January 12, 2011
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