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Carlquist Named as Executive Director of Boscobel

The board of directors of Boscobel in Garrison, New York, has appointed Jennifer Carlquist as executive director, effective immediately.

Since joining Boscobel as curator in 2015, Carlquist has spearheaded several exhibitions, including Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now and Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques. Before joining Boscobel’s staff, she served in curatorial and fund-raising roles at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum, and Glensheen Historic Estate and completed a fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.

Carlquist is a 20-year museum professional specializing in period interiors and their contents. From 2012 to 2017, she taught as an adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz. Carlquist took on the role of acting executive director at Boscobel in October 2017.

Barnabas McHenry, president of Boscobel’s board of directors, said, “Jennifer is the best thing to happen to the Hudson Valley in years. We are all thrilled to have at the helm someone with her knowledge, energy, and vision.”

“It is a joy and honor to take on this role, particularly at such an exciting time,” said Carlquist. “I am elated to work with dedicated supporters and an extraordinarily talented staff. Together, we are reimagining Boscobel as everyone’s house on the Hudson.”

Originally published in the July 2018 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2018 Maine Antique Digest

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