Dominic Molon has been named the new curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RISD Museum). Molon has been the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis since 2010. Previously, he was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Molon fills the vacancy left by Judith Tannenbaum, who stepped down in February after 13 years in the position. She will remain with the museum as an adjunct curator through the end of the year.
“Over the course of his career, Dominic has earned a highly respected and admired reputation for his rigorous, wide-ranging curatorial point of view,” said RISD Museum director John W. Smith in a press release. Molon’s responsibilities in his new role will involve overseeing the museum’s contemporary art collection, planning the museum’s exhibitions and publications, and handling acquisitions.
When he takes his post in September, Molon will become the second curator to start at the RISD Museum this year; Elizabeth A. Williams joined the institution as curator of decorative arts and design in January.