Ellen Roberts has been named curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Norton has been at the Art Institute of Chicago for eight years. She was assistant curator from 2004-2010 and associate curator from 2010-2012, working with American art from before 1900. At the AIC, she has organized numerous exhibitions, on subjects including American art and its depiction of cuisine, and the relationship among Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School.

In her new post, which she assumes this month, Roberts will be responsible for the Norton's collection of American art from before 1945, and will mount exhibitions and initiate installations and programs.

Roberts earned her MA and PhD in art history from Boston University after getting an art history BA at Yale.