Guild Hall in East Hampton has named Andrea Grover, who currently serves as the Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish Art Museum, as their new executive director, effective September 1.
“Andrea’s extensive experience, accomplishments and local standing make her the ideal person to take the reins of Guild Hall and lead us into the future,” said Marty Cohen, chair of Guild Hall’s Board of Trustees, in an announcement Thursday. “She brings a dynamic vision along with insightful knowledge of our ever-evolving community.”
Ms. Grover has served as Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish Art Museum since 2011. In this role she has spearheaded contemporary art initiatives, curated many successful exhibitions, including their current exhibition, “Radical Seafaring,” and attracted new support from individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors.
She has also created programs that engaged the local community, including residents, artists, businesses and government, while simultaneously garnering national press coverage.
In 1998 Andrea founded Aurora Picture Show in Houston, Texas. She directed this center for film, video and new media performance for 10 years.
Since that time, she has served as a special advisor for arts foundations like Creative Capital, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Prior to coming to the East End, she was a Warhol Curatorial Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, and in 2013 she was awarded a Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellowship with a residency at Walker Art Center.
Ms. Grover succeeds Ruth Appelhof, who has led Guild Hall for the last 16 years