Posting Date: June 27, 2011
Kennesaw State hires new art galleries director
Teresa Bramlette Reeves brings experience as artist and art historian
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Teresa Bramlette Reeves
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KENNESAW, Ga.— Kennesaw State University has selected Teresa Bramlette Reeves as the new director of the Art Museum & Galleries. In this role, Reeves will supervise operations of the two galleries in the Department of Visual Arts and the KSU museum. She will serve as chief curator for these venues, whereby she will select and organize exhibitions and educational and public outreach programs.
Reeves comes to KSU after teaching at Georgia State University for 10 years. Along with her teaching experience, she has worked as an artist for 25 years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate in art history from the University of Georgia. “Her extensive knowledge of the contemporary art world from the perspective of both an artist and an art historian fits well in a department that offers degrees in both studio art and art history,” explains Joe Thomas, chair of the Department of Visual Arts.
Though she loved teaching, Reeves is excited to return to being a full-time curator. She has served as gallery director and curator of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (formerly Nexus), assistant director of The New York Kunsthalle and curatorial assistant at The Guggenheim Museum of Art. She looks forward to overseeing the operations of the KSU Art Museum & Galleries, working with the architects on the new museum expansion and collaborating with her new colleagues.
Reeves wants to expand KSU’s current collections and attract more attention for the museum. “I want to get more visibility to the KSU galleries and make it a destination,” Reeves explains.
Thomas says, “I'm most excited to see her develop challenging and sophisticated programming that will attract positive attention to KSU and help create a national reputation for us."
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.