Aurore Giguet the day she announced her "Big News" I Photo: PtD
"Big news" wrote Aurore Giguet this morning on her social media. The director of UNLV's Marjorie Barrick Museum accepted an offer the post of Executive Director for the Everhart Museum in Scranton, Pa. Her last day will be June 15 and she uses the news to encourage the art community to attend the reception for "FIVE" this Saturday. "It will be my last event here." Have some media: What makes a museum successful at KNPR and an ongoing list at UNLV.
Press from the East and West I May 25, 2016
"The museum now holds more than 200 contemporary works belonging to it and the Las Vegas Art Museum, and more than 2,000 works and artifacts in the cultural collection devoted to Mesoamerica and the American Southwest.
'The museum is in a more positive space now and has a strong future,' Giguet said, adding that the exhibition calendar is set for the next three years and that the museum’s 50th anniversary next year brings a goal to acquire 50 more works."
Kristen Peterson for Las Vegas Weekly
The Everhart Museum has picked a museum world veteran to lead its daily operations.
Following a national search, the museum’s board of trustees announced the hiring of Aurore Giguet as its new executive director.
Ms. Giguet officially assumes her duties on July 1. She takes over for Cara Sutherland, who resigned in March.
“I am excited for the future of the Everhart Museum and the opportunity to champion and lead a museum with such history,” Ms. Giguet said in a statement. “I plan on focusing on the overall mission of the museum, its financial sustainability, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with the community.”
Josh MCauiffe for The Times Tribune, Scranton PA.
FROM UNLV: "FIVE" features paintings, sculptures, videos, installations, and photographs from contemporary artists Deborah Aschheim, Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito, and David Gilbert. Materiality, attitude, and wit tie their work together, as well as their past participation in the ongoing UNLV Artist-in-Residence Program.
Opening Event on Saturday, May 21, 4-6 p.m
4 p.m. - Artists’ Talk in the Gallery
5-6 p.m. - Visitor-Made with light refreshments in the Lobby
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.