Hale to curate African and non-Western art

Catherine Hale of Ontario, Canada, has been appointed curator at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. She will serve as curator of African and non-Western art.

Hale comes to the University from Carleton University in Canada, where she has been teaching, researching, and curating exhibitions in African art for the Carleton University Art Gallery and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University. Her most recent projects include Conversation Pieces: African Textiles from Barbara and Bill McCann’s Collection, an exhibition of more than 60 textiles from Morocco to South Africa, and Collection Visions, an exhibition of 25 sculptures from west and central Africa.

The new curator is finishing a doctorate in African art from Harvard University. She holds master’s degrees in African art from both Harvard and Carleton universities, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Canada. She is the recipient of numerous academic prizes and scholarships.

The UIMA holds one of the country’s finest and most well respected collections of sub-Saharan African art. A selection of works from this collection is now on view at the UIMA@IMU, located in the Iowa Memorial Union’s third-floor Richey Ballroom, and at the Levitt Center for University Advancement.

For more information, visit uima.uiowa.edu.