The Kennedy Museum of Art has announced Petra Kralickova as the museum's curator. Kralickova currently serves as director of exhibitions for the School of Art.
As curator, Kralickova will oversee care of the collections as well as the selection and interpretation of works on exhibit. She will participate on the museum advisory board's Collections and Exhibitions committees. Among her first projects will be to lead the effort to finalize the museum's collections policy. The document guides the process for accepting works into the collections and is required by the American Association of Museums for accreditation.
"We are excited to have her on board and looking forward to the energy and ideas she brings to the position," said Edward Pauley, the John B. and Dareth A. Gerlach Director of the Kennedy Museum of Art.
In addition to her duties as curator, Kralickova will continue to oversee the School of Art's galleries, which include the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall and Trisolini Gallery in Baker University Center. An agreement between the Kennedy Museum and School of Art unites the curatorial duties of two positions, forming an important bond between the museum and the school and allowing for improved communication and shared programming. Since 2004, Kralickova has organized more than 20 exhibitions for the School of Art.
Kralickova graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University's School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001. She went on to attend the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the College of Visual and Performing Arts where she received a master's degree in fine arts in 2004.
Kralickova also enjoys a successful career as an artist. She was awarded Artist Fast Track grants from the Ohio Arts Council in 2006, 2007 and 2008. She has been included in numerous publications, presented lectures and exhibited in solo, invitational, juried and group exhibitions around the world.
-- From staff reports