Judith Tannenbaum is leaving her post as the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s Curator of Contemporary Art, the Providence museum announced today. She’s “moving on to other things,” museum spokesperson Lani Stack says. Let’s call it kinda, sorta, basically, maybe retiring. Tannenbaum is expected to end full time work with the museum in February 2013, but remain affiliated with the museum as an adjunct curator through 2014. Tannenbaum is moving to Philadelphia where she plans to focus on her writing and other projects, Stack says.
Tannenbaum has organized numerous major shows for the museum, including “Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the Present” (2006); “Beth Lipman: After You’re Gone” (2008); “Styrofoam” (2008); “Lynda Benglis” (2010); and “Painting Air: Spencer Finch” (2012). But she’s also the most prolific curator at the RISD Museum, having organized some 50 shows since joining the institution in 2000.
The museum plans to fill the position: “It is a position that is vital to the museum. We’re definitely having a job search,” Stack says.