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Hunter's chief curator Ellen Simak to retire

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) --  Ellen Simak, chief curator for the Hunter Museum of American Art, is retiring after 25 years at the museum.

Simak joined the Hunter Museum in 1988, and during her tenure at the museum, she curated 33 exhibitions and a "significant" number of acquisitions, according to a news release from the museum.

Additionally, Simak has published 12 catalogs and other publications, including Volume 2 of the Hunter's catalog of the permanent collection.

Simak was active in Chattanooga arts community, serving on a variety of boards and committees including the Public Art Committee, the Arts and Education Council, Ballet Tennessee and other panels and commissions. She is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Historians of American Art, the College Art Association, and the Southeastern Museum Conference.
"I hope through my work here that I have contributed to the vibrant Chattanooga arts community; I know I have been enriched by the experience." Simak said.

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