Lars Kokkonen Appointed Assistant Curator at the YCBA

Posted in museums by Editor on September 26, 2014

As announced by Amy Meyers, Director of the Yale Center for British Art:

The Yale Center for British Art is pleased to announce that Lars Kokkonen has been appointed Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, for a one-year term, effective August 1, 2014. He was previously, for three years, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Research at the Center. In his new position, Lars will report to and work closely with Cassandra Albinson, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture and Acting Head of the Department, in planning the reinstallation of the collection in 2016. He also will be involved in all other aspects of the department, including acquisitions, exhibitions, and loans.

Lars received his Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, in 2010, writing his dissertation on the British artist, John Martin. Immediately prior to joining the Center in 2011 as a postdoc, Lars was the Allen Whitehill Clowes Curatorial Fellow at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In 2007–2008 he was a Graduate Curatorial Intern, and in 2008–2009, the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Curatorial Fellow in the Department of American and British Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. His publications include several essays and articles on John Martin, and, most recently an essay on Richard Wilson for the book accompanying the Center’s exhibition, Richard Wilson (1714–1782) and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from, among others, the City University of New York, the Historians of British Art, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), the Leon Levy Center for Biography, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Yale Center for British Art. He received his BA magna cum laude in art history from Boston University.

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