Megan Young appointed as Director of the Dishman Art Museum

MEGAN K. (Mitchell) YOUNG (BFA 1998, MA 2006) was appointed Director of the Dishman Art Museum and Assistant Professor of Art History at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in October, 2012. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas. Her dissertation, “After the Deluge: Contemporary Artists Engage Katrina,” examines instances of contemporary art that investigate the ramifications of this catastrophic event in various ways. Young is particularly interested in the way visual interpretations of trauma can create or recreate collective or cultural identity in the wake of catastrophe. Before her museum appointment, she served as the Mellon Foundation/Loo Family curatorial intern in European and American painting, sculpture and decorative arts at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.[Sum13]