The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Regina Palm, Ph.D., as Associate Curator of American Art on October 29, 2018. In her new role, Palm will work with the Museum’s internationally renowned American art collection, which includes the newly acquired portrait of John Alfred Parsons Millet by John Singer Sargent, and makes up a significant segment of the Museum’s holdings. She will also manage the development of installations and related exhibitions and contribute to the Museum’s provenance research and art acquisition programs.
Palm has many years of museum curatorial and research experience acquired from reputable institutions across the nation. Coming from her most recent post at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, Palm previously held curatorial and research appointments at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
The Museum’s comprehensive collection of American art includes luminaries such as George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, Arthur Dove, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, Marsden Hartley, George Inness, Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Alice Neel, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Guy Rose. Palm takes an interest in developing the accessibility of this collection with her background in spearheading ADA-compliant initiatives and Spanish-language publications. She is also an advocate of promoting the role of art museums as community institutions for lifelong learning.
“With great excitement and enthusiasm, we warmly welcome Dr. Palm into her new role at The San Diego Museum of Art,” said Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director of The San Diego Museum of Art. “Her extensive knowledge of American art and her passion for serving the community align with our institutional objectives to make art more accessible, and further makes her a valuable addition to our curatorial team.”
Originally from California, Palm received her Master of Arts in Art History from San Jose State University and her Ph.D. from the Birkbeck College, University of London, where her dissertation focused on the gender politics of artistic production in the 19th and 20th centuries.
This appointment has been made possible through the generosity of Helen and Webster Burke “Buzz” Kinnaird.