Nicole Herden will step into the curator of art at the Boise Art Museum, replacing retiring curator Sandy Harthorn who leaves her position after 39 years. Herden will start on Jan. 1.
Herden holds a master’s degrees in Art History from Arizona State University, where she received a Eirene Peggy Lamb Graduate Fellowship and the Curatorial Windgate Charitable Foundation Fellowship, and a master’s degree in Visual Arts from Boise State University.
She has a history with the Boise Art Museum. She did an internship from 2008-2010, and became the museum’s registrar in 2013. In that position she’s worked extensively with the museum’s permanent collection.
Before that Herden was curatorial assistant of American and Western American art at the Phoenix Art Museum and the curatorial assistant of contemporary art at Arizona State University Art Museum.