After an exhaustive nationwide search the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) has announced that Tyler Cann is the new Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. Cann will be in charge of new upcoming expansion programs for the first contemporary galleries devoted to late 20th century artists and the contemporary collection in the museum's new wing.
Tyler Cann is a L.A. Native who completed his undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley and his Ph. D candidacy at the department of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. His most recent positions include the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham U.K, where he worked with artists such as Beverly Williams, Boyd & Evans, Sarah Browne, and more. Before working at Ikon, Cann worked with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand where he developed numerous research based exhibitions and worked with experimental film maker Len Lye.
Cann's responsibilities as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art will include expanding CMA's contemporary art program, which includes acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, and programs. He will also work closely with the Contemporaries, a membership group at the museum that supports the awareness, appreciation, and acquisition of contemporary art. The Contemporaries annually purchase a work of art for the museum's permanent collection.