CJM names new chief curator

Renny Pritikin photo/judy moran

Renny Pritikin has been named chief curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

A longtime figure in the Bay Area arts community, Pritikin was chief curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1992 to 2004, and director of the Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection at U.C. Davis from 2004 to 2012.

Pritikin will lead the museum’s programmatic initiatives, including exhibitions, educational and public programs, and online programming.