2015 Arts and Culture Year in Review

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The San Antonio Museum of Art's contemporary collection has been curated by Anna Stothart since February 2015. - Flickr Creative Commons
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The San Antonio Museum of Art's contemporary collection has been curated by Anna Stothart since February 2015.

Anna Stothart Takes the Contemporary Helm at SAMA • For a world-class art museum, the Contemporary Curator position is something akin to the quarterback of a football team: just as necessary as any other position, but more glamorous and challenging all the same. As of February 2015, the San Antonio Museum of Art’s Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art position belongs to Anna Stothart, who earned her Master’s in Art History and Museum Studies from Tufts University and has previously served as Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Blue Star Gets its Groove Back Under the Direction of Mary Heathcott • Since February 2014, ever since she departed her position as Deputy Director at Artpace San Antonio to take up the Executive Director reigns at Blue Star, Mary Heathcott has been in the business of making Blue Star great again. Her curatorial choices are visionary in their cohesiveness (between the four galleries) and engagement with important currents in the larger art world, and her management has reinvigorated and refocused the organization. With these recent trends, we couldn’t be more excited to see what 2016 holds for Blue Star.

Contemporary Art Month Turns 30 • In March, Contemporary Art Month celebrated its 30th year. That it is still alive and, in fact, thriving is a testament to the vision of its organizers and the necessary role that it plays in our city. Above all, CAM is a key resource for young, up-and-coming artists to reach a larger audience with their work and to find motivation, encouragement and outlets to continue their pursuit of the arts. Here’s to another 30.

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