Howard Oransky named director of Nash Gallery

Howard Oransky is a man with a strong resume in both art and education. And so he seems a fitting choice to lead the University of Minnesota’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery.

For 14 years Oransky worked at the Walker Art Center; among other duties he served as the museum’s staff project manager on its internationally touted expansion project.

In the mid-nineties he taught critical studies as an adjunct professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design; when he left the Walker he then became MCAD’s director of continuing studies.

In addition, he’s a co-founder of Form + Content Gallery, where he has curated two group shows, including Love Never Dies.

About his new job, Oransky writes “I feel fortunate and excited to become the next director of the Nash Gallery. The University of Minnesota is a major center for research in many fields and my vision for the Nash Gallery is that it will become a research center for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts.”

Oransky started his new job at the U of M today.

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