Houghton Endows Harvard Contemporary Art Curatorship

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The Harvard University Art Museums announced Friday that Senior Fellow of the Harvard Corporation James R. Houghton ’58 and wife Maisie K. Houghton ’62 have endowed the contemporary art curatorship currently held by Helen Molesworth.

Molesworth was tapped by the University last year to serve as the first full curator for contemporary art at the Art Museums. She began her duties earlier this month.

In February 2006, the Art Museums released a plan to reinvent their renowned collection with an eye toward the expansion in Allston.

Molesworth said that the proposed Allston-Brighton Art Center would provide additional space for works of modern and contemporary art, which are often larger than pieces from other genres and which the Fogg Museum cannot accommodate.

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