Ursinus Announces Its Pick To Lead Berman Museum

COLLEGEVILLE PA – Charles Stainback, currently second-in-command of Florida’s largest art museum, has been appointed as the new director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Main Street, the college announced Saturday (Oct. 20, 2012).

Charles Stainback

Stainback, who now serves as deputy director of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, will be on the Ursinus campus part-time through March 31 (2013), and will start full-time April 1, the announcement said.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Mr. Stainback’s extensive experience,” said college President Bobby Fong.

Before his current appointment at Norton, he worked as its William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography for the Norton. His areas of expertise are photography and contemporary art.

Stainback was founding director of Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. At the Tang he helped secure a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. He also was also a Professor of Liberal Studies at Skidmore.

He previously served as distinguished visiting graduate professor in the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as director of exhibitions for the International Center of Photography in New York and director of the International Center of Photography Midtown in New York. He holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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