Influential curator Annette DiMeo Carlozzi will retire in December after a celebrated tenure at the Blanton Museum of Art, museum officials announced today.

Carlozzi joined the Blanton in 1996 as the museum’s first curator of modern and contemporary art. Since then, she played a leading role in numerous key museum achievements, most noticeably building the museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art with acquisitions that have included world-recognized works by Anselm Keifer, Bill Viola, Teresita Fernández and Byron Kim among others.

During her time at the Blanton, Carlozzi has served as senior curator of American and
Contemporary art, director of curatorial affairs, deputy director of art and programs, and, most
recently, curator at large.

Acclaimed Blanton exhibitions curated by Carlozzi include
Cartoon Noir (2002) and Transgressive Women (2003); Paul Chan: Present Tense (2006), Mike’s
World (2007), Desire (2010); and more recently, the monumental Through the Eyes of Texas:
Masterworks from Alumni Collections (2013) and the innovative multimedia project, Perception
Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance (2014), currently on view at the Yale School of Art.

Our conversation with Carlozzi on her retirement will run Nov. 30.