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Laura Minton became curator of exhibitions of The Fralin Museum of Art in the fall of 2019. Prior to joining The Fralin, Minton held curatorial positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum; and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Minton received a BA from Wake Forest University and an MA and PhD from the University of Kansas. She was awarded a 2019-2020 Tyson Scholar fellowship at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for her research on the drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum.
A specialist in works on paper and American art, a selection of Minton’s recent exhibitions include Proof of Concept: Artistic Process in Contemporary Printmaking (2020); Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper (2019); and Willie Cole: Soles and Boards from Highpoint Editions (2018). Minton’s research interests include American art, contemporary art, the history of prints and drawings, and self-taught artists. She has lectured on topics such as outsider art, early twentieth-century mezzotints, and public art programs on university campuses. Minton has contributed to several publications, including Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw; Masterpieces from the Fayez S. Sarofim Collection; Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art; and What Does it Mean to Collect? Sallie Casey Thayer and the Creation of an Art Museum for the University of Kansas as well as to Museum magazine.
Among her professional activities, Minton is a member of the Association of Print Scholars, Print Council of America, Southeastern Museums Conference, and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. She also serves on the leadership team for the Curators Committee, a professional network of the American Alliance of Museums.