Best of Boston

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 will give the city one very hip theater-in-the-round.

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