Carnegie Mellon University

Elizabeth Chodos Named CMU Public Art Curator

Pam Wigley

I am delighted to announce that Elizabeth Chodos, Director of the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art and Assistant Professor of Art, will be adding a third set of responsibilities to her already impressive portfolio. Following several years of serving in this capacity on an informal basis, Elizabeth has officially been named CMU’s Public Art Curator, effective immediately. Her skills in communication, research, negotiation and stewardship have already resulted in important enhancements to the aesthetic environment at CMU, most recently a major acquisition at the new university residence hall at Fifth and Clyde streets, soon to be installed. Elizabeth sums up the importance of having art all around us:

“Public art elevates and enriches the campus experience and helps define the creative spirit that students and faculty share across all the colleges.”

Please join me in congratulating Elizabeth on this recognition of her many contributions.

Mary Ellen Poole
Dean, College of the Fine Arts