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BEST Curator

2013 BEST Curator

Lynda Hartigan, Peabody Essex Museum


What was once a stuffy North Shore institution has become a must-visit attraction. From a comprehensive look at Joseph Cornell to the unveiling of one of the greatest private collections of 17th-century Dutch art, the shows under chief curator Lynda… read more»

2011 BEST Curator

Pieranna Cavalchini


Thanks to this easygoing contemporary-art curator, the Gardner has maintained one of the most vibrant artist-in-residence programs in the U.S. No doubt Cavalchini’s close relationship with director Anne Hawley has also helped shape the museum’s new Renzo Piano-designed digs, which… read more»

2002 BEST Curator

Bill Arning

Bill Arning at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center bulks up his reputation as a champion of the arts by scouting new talent, nurturing young artists, and breathing fresh life into the city’s art scene. read more»