The Weatherspoon Art Museum has hired Xandra Eden as curator of exhibitions. Eden replaces Ron Platt.

She will focus on contemporary art programming – including solo and group exhibitions of emerging and established artists, and the Falk Visiting Artist series.

Eden comes to the Weatherspoon from The Power Plant, Toronto, where as assistant curator she organized national and international exhibitions such as “Emma Kay: The Story of Art” (2005) and “Republic of Love” (2004), a group exhibition that explored 21st century notions of desire and longing. Other recent exhibitions include “Jay Isaac” (2005) at CUE Art Foundation, New York, and “The Cave and the Island” (2004) at White Columns, New York, and Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna. Eden has published reviews and articles in various magazines and written essays for exhibition catalogues, including “Bounce/In Through the Out Door” and “Marla Hlady.”

Eden earned her Master of Arts degree in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, one of the foremost programs of its kind, and holds a BFA in Studio Art from SUNY Purchase.

Other recently announced appointments at the Weatherspoon include Maggie Gregory to registrar and Noelle McClure to assistant registrar.