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09/20/2014

Mr. Thomas Denenberg came to Shelburne Museum in 2011 after serving first as chief curator and then deputy director at Portland Museum of Art from 2006 - 2012. While at Portland, Denenberg oversaw a dynamic exhibition program including major shows of Winslow Homer, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, photography of rock musicians, and an exhibition series exploring the contemporary creative culture of Maine.

At Shelburne Museum he has overseen the construction and opening of the Museum's new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and has launched the institution's shift to year-round programming and exhibitions. Mr. Denenberg also served as curator of American art at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, N.C., which is affiliated with Wake Forest University, and as curator of American decorative arts at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. He holds a Ph.D. in American and New England studies from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts and earned his B.A. at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

He has published a numerous books and catalogues including Wyeth Vertigo (2013), Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine (2012), Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place (2010), Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England (2009), Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography (2009), and Wallace Nutting and the Invention of Old America (2003).