September 5

Smithsonian Names Alumna Leslie Umberger Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art

September 5, 2012—SAIC alumna Leslie Umberger (BFA 1989) was recently appointed Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. After more than 10 years at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Umberger was hired in June by the internationally recognized institution. The museum—"a leader in identifying and collecting significant aspects of American visual culture"—says folk art is a growing area of interest "with special appeal to contemporary audiences."