Meet the MOA: Kenneth Hartvigsen

 In MOA Features, MOA Staff

Today we have another Meet the MOA feature for you! We love highlighting the amazing staff members here at the MOA and the wonderful work that so many talented people do to make the MOA great! Today we are featuring one of our newest staff members, Curator Kenneth Hartvigsen.

kenneth and daughter

Above: An adorable picture of Kenneth and his daughter at the zoo.

 

MOA: Hi Kenneth! Let’s begin with your official job title and how long you’ve worked at the MOA.

Kenneth: I’m the Curator of American Art, officially for 2 months.

 

MOA:What is a typical day like for you here at the MOA? 

Kenneth: Usually a lot of reading and writing, and looking at amazing pictures!

 

MOA: How did you prepare vocationally or educationally for your job?

Kenneth: I did graduate studies in Art History, including a research fellowship at the Smithsonian, which really propelled me to where I am now.

 

MOA: What is your favorite piece in the MOA’s permanent collection?

Kenneth: What a mean question! Probably John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Edward Goetz.

 

MOA: Why do you love your job?

Kenneth: I love the art, of course. But I also enjoy being part of an academic community and working with other art-lovers.

 

MOA: If you could have your portrait done by any artist, living or dead, who would you choose to do your portrait?

Kenneth: Oh man! Van Gogh? Chagall?

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us! We are so excited to have Kenneth as a part of the MOA Staff!

 

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