Lauren Applebaum F’15 Appointed Curator of American Art at North Carolina Museum of Art


Lauren Applebaum, a 2015 Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellow in American Art, has been appointed Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), effective May 3, 2021. Previously, she was the associate curator of American art at the Toledo Museum of Art.

In a NCMA announcement about her new position, Applebaum said:

I’m invested in contributing to an interpretive strategy that broadens art historical narratives and categorizations, and questions what American art is today. This is an incredible opportunity to engage and expand upon the NCMA’s important collection of historical American art in ways that resonate with many of the debates that animate our contemporary culture.


Learn more about her appointment in ArtfixDaily here.