Nasher Sculpture Center Announces the Appointment of Assistant Curator Leigh Arnold

The Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that Leigh Arnold has been named Assistant Curator, a two year appointment. For the past year, Arnold has served as Gradate Curatorial Fellow at the Nasher, assisting Chief Curator, Jed Morse and Associate Curator, Dr. Catherine Craft in the research and development of exhibitions including Nasher XChange, David Bates, Mark Grotjahn Sculpture, and Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. For the last exhibition’s forthcoming publication, Arnold has contributed the first catalogue of the artist’s public sculpture.  

“Leigh’s appointment as Assistant Curator highlights the expansive reach of the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “In its second decade, the Nasher will continue to enrich its exhibitions and programming, mounting major traveling shows such as Thomas Heatherwick and Melvin Edwards, to which Leigh’s role on our curatorial team will be invaluable, helping push the Nasher even further into the international dialogue surrounding modern and contemporary sculpture.” 

“We are privileged to name Leigh as Assistant Curator. Leigh has already proven herself an asset to the Nasher’s curatorial team, bringing a keen eye for research and a refined sensibility to our exhibitions,” says Chief Curator Jed Morse. “Under the leadership of Jeremy Strick, the Nasher, through our exhibitions and publications, continues to further its reputation as an institution of record in conversations related to sculpture, and we know that Leigh will contribute a great deal to these efforts.” 

In addition to her work at the Nasher, Arnold is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. She was guest curator for Robert Smithson in Texas and co-curator for DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present, both 2013 exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art. In addition to her work as Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the Nasher Sculpture Center,  Arnold has organized exhibitions at CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency & Gallery and Gray Matters Gallery and is guest curating a selection of text-based work by John Wilcox in the eponymous art space on Exposition Avenue in Dallas, to debut October 24, 2014. She also regularly contributed interviews and reviews to Arts + Culture magazine.

Assistant Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center Leigh Arnold