Boscobel House & Gardens in Garrison, NY has announced the addition of Jennifer Carlquist as its new Curator (effective February 4, 2015). Carlquist is expected to oversee the museum’s collection of New York furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period and organize annual exhibitions.
Carlquist is an art historian specializing in American interiors and 17th- to 21st-century decorative arts and designs made, collected and/or retailed in America. Her 15-year career as a museum professional includes curatorial and fundraising positions at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum, and Glensheen Historic Estate and a fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.
Carlquist teaches at SUNY New Paltz and has guest lectured at Parsons New School for Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Victorian Society in America Summer Schools, Newport Symposium, Decorative Arts Forum and museums across the country. Ms. Carlquist earned her B.F.A. in Art History at the University of Minnesota and her M.A. in the Parsons/Cooper-Hewett Program in the History of Decorative Arts & Design.
Carlquist’s first order of business at Boscobel is expected to be researching the permanent collection and organizing its upcoming exhibition, Every Kind of a Painter: The Art of Thomas Prichard Rossiter (1818-1871).
Boscobel is located on Route 9D in Garrison New York a mile south of Cold Spring and directly across the river from West Point. Boscobel is closed January through March. From April through October, hours are 9:30 am to 5 pm (first tour at 10 am; last at 4 pm); November & December 9:30 am to 4 pm (last tour at 3 pm.) The House Museum and Gift Shop at Boscobel are open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638.
Photo provided: Jennifer Carlquist in the drawing room of the mansion.