- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The chief curator of the Marquette University’s art museum in Milwaukee has been named the new director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Sheldon Museum of Art.

UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced this week that Wally Mason will take over the post on Oct. 15.

Mason replaces Jorge Daniel Veneciano, who resigned in December to become director of El Museo del Barrio in New York.

Mason earned a master of fine arts degree at Indiana University. Before joining Marquette in 2007, he directed galleries at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, the University of Idaho and the University of Maine.

He has organized more than 60 exhibitions and was selected to the Nebraska post following a national search.