Julien Domercq, who was a curatorial fellow at the National Gallery in London between 2016 and 2018, has been hired as assistant curator of European art at the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas. He will join the institution in May.
In his new role, Domercq will contribute to the department’s research, exhibition, and collection programs. He will focus on growing and reimagining the presentation of the museum’s Old Master collection. His first exhibition projects will center the master paintings of Caravaggio and Frans Hals.
He curated the National Gallery’s exhibition “Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell” (2017) and assisted in organizing the show “Painters’ Paintings: From Freud to Van Dyck” (2016). Domercq is currently completing his Ph.D. at King’s College, Cambridge, where his dissertation examines shifts in European depictions of indigenous people in the Pacific Islands at the end of the 18th century.
Domercq said in a statement, “I am looking forward to immersing myself in the Dallas community and to devising ambitious Old Master exhibitions in partnership with other institutions internationally, collaborating on innovative programming and research with my new colleagues, and caring for, interpreting, and growing the DMA’s European Old Master collection, making it ever more accessible to the people of Dallas, and beyond.”
Agustín Arteaga, the director of the Dallas Museum of Art, said of Domercq, “He has an incredible passion for making the presentation of European art exciting and accessible to a wide and multi-generational audience. This practice aligns well with the DMA’s mission to connect people and art.”