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With the appointment of Jill Hartz as executive director of the museum, nearly ten years ago, the JSMA’s collections have grown in breadth and quantity in support of its mission to serve as both a teaching museum and a cultural center for our larger community.  Since then, four curators have joined the staff: Anne Rose Kitagawa, our first full-time chief curator of Asian art; Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator; Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art; and Richard Herskowitz, Curator of Media Arts.  A few years ago we created our first permanent European gallery.  Expertise, opportunity, and ambition are a formidable combination, and thanks to this strong curatorial team, faculty engagement, and generous collectors and museum supporters, our collections have grown stronger and broader, as evidenced in this choice selection.