The Whitney makes a curatorial hire and a promotion, according to Carol Vogel:
As it proceeds with its plan for a satellite museum in Manhattan’s meatpacking district, the Whitney Museum of American Art is building its curatorial muscle. This week it said that Scott Rothkopf, senior editor of Artforum, would be leaving the magazine to become a full-time curator.
Mr. Rothkopf has been a curator before. He organized a survey of Mel Bochner’s photographs at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard in 2002 and was a co-curator with Linda Norden of a 2004 Pierre Huyghe site-specific installation, performance and film, also at the Fogg.
“Besides exhibitions, which he will be organizing, Scott will also be working on the permanent collection in collaboration with the entire curatorial team, but especially with Dana Miller,” said Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s chief curator. Ms. Miller, who was an associate curator with the permanent collection, was promoted this week to a curator in charge of the permanent collection.
A New Whitney Curator (Inside Art/New York Times)