May 20, 2019
Wichita Falls, TX – The Wichita Falls Museum of Art (WFMA) at Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) is pleased to announce the selection of Tracee Robertson as the new director. Chosen after a nationwide search, Robertson will assume the duties of Director on July 1, 2019.
Robertson currently serves as the director and curator of the University of North Texas (UNT) Art Galleries in Denton, Texas, which she has led since 2007. She has established a reputation of bringing prominent and diverse contemporary artists to Dallas-area audiences, both through exhibitions and the artist-in-residence program, which is produced in collaboration with the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and University departments and colleges. Residencies have included performances, exhibitions, artist talks, classroom engagement, and graduate studio visits. Among the nationally known artists in residence have been Nick Cave and Kiki Smith.
Under Robertson’s direction the UNT Galleries collection grew to 1,450 artworks, with a focus on works on paper by artists including Robert Motherwell, Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Kiki Smith, and many contemporary artists. Additionally, she helped design a 7,000-square-foot exhibition and collection facility in the new $70 million Art Building wing.
Prior to her position in Denton, Robertson taught at the college level and curated independently, creating exhibitions for major museums. Previously, Robertson was executive director of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas; and earlier in her career, project coordinator for inSITE97 in San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico; and manager of the Conduit Gallery in Dallas.
Contact: Julie Gaynor, Director