Naomi Beckwith named new senior curator at MCA

Naomi Beckwith, a Chicago native and seven-year veteran of the MCA, is the Chicago museum’s new Manilow Senior Curator.

The museum Wednesday announced Beckwith’s promotion, as well as new heads of its education department and museum shop.

Beckwith, 42, and a public face of MCA Chicago almost from the moment she began there, said she plans to continue the museum’s recent focus on bringing “international work and international perspectives through the MCA.”

But she wants to be sure it’s not done, she said, as “a form of exoticizing those others and maybe even their work. … I want to be really thinking about

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