Amon Carter Museum of American Art Announces New Assistant Curator of Photographs

Release date: 
October 8, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today that Joy Jeehye Kim, Ph.D., has joined the curatorial department as the assistant curator of photographs. In the newly created three-year position, Kim will share her time between the museum and TCU, where she will teach in the art history department.

At the Amon Carter, Kim will work closely with John Rohrbach, Ph.D., senior curator of photographs, on projects related to the presentation and interpretation of the museum’s photograph collection. She will pay scholarly attention to the Amon Carter’s photographic archives of Carlotta Corpron, Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, Erwin E. Smith and Karl Struss, and will assist in developing the museum’s photography exhibitions.

“Joy brings wonderful expertise and perspective to our photography program,” says Rohrbach. “I am delighted to have her on the staff and look forward to working with her on all facets of our activities. Her work with TCU is an added bonus for both institutions, allowing students to see original photographs and opening important opportunities for further collections research.”

At TCU, Kim will teach three classes each year including Introduction to Art History, the Survey of Photography, and a specialized upper-level undergraduate course or graduate seminar using the Amon Carter’s collection.

“The relationship between the Art History program at TCU’s School of Art and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art continues its collaborative trajectory,” says Sally Packard, director, TCU School of Art. “After two years of planning, the School of Art is extremely pleased that this endeavor has come to fruition. The creative activity that arises from the union between our two organizations exemplifies each institution’s commitment to the community.”

Prior to joining the Amon Carter, Kim earned her doctorate in art history from Yale University. She also holds a master’s from University College London and a bachelor’s from University of Chicago, both in art history. Kim has extensive teaching experience with Yale University’s Department of the History of Art as a teaching fellow and as a lecturer at the Yale School of Art. Her museum experience includes a curatorial fellowship at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers outstanding exhibitions and public programs for adults and children and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Admission is always free.