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Carver gets a new leader

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

The city’s George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center has named Carre Adams its new leader. His full title is lead curator and arts manager, after four years of serving as associate curator and coordinator of exhibitions. He replaces Bamidele Demerson, who left the museum this spring to take a position in Oakland, Calif. Along with his curating and other creative responsibilities, Adams will be heavily involved in administering $7.5 million in bond money for facilities improvements at the center. Voters approved that funding in November 2018 as part of a $128 million package to refurbish and expand local cultural facilities. At one point in 2018, representatives from several cultural centers and music and arts proponents banded together to push for a far larger bond package, but the city’s bond election task force, and ultimately City Council, scaled that request back.

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