Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville picks new Director -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

MOCA Jacksonville chooses Monterey Museum of Art chief curator as its new director.
Marcelle Polednik, chief curator of the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, Calif., has been hired as the new director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.  Polednik, 33, begins her new job Feb. 21.

She replaces Deborah Broder, who resigned in September to take a position with the Baltimore Symphony.

Her goals for MOCA Jacksonville are to expand the relationship with UNF, attract ambitious exhibits, build the permanent collection and bring financial stability to the museum.  Eventually, she said, "... MOCA Jacksonville will undoubtedly emerge as a singular and significant member of the regional and national arts community."

The MOCA in Jacksonville has had some serious financial trouble in the past.  I think the pick of such a young new director along with the partnership to the University is going to be interesting to watch.  The museum should be a vital part of Jacksonville and the downtown revitalization that is taking place.  GL

The Florida-Times Union Article about the New Director

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