- Associated Press - Monday, July 28, 2014

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has promoted two assistant curators and is bringing in a curator from a Wyoming museum.

The museum announced Monday that Manuela Well-Off-Man and Chad Alligood have been promoted to curator positions. Also, Mindy Besaw of the Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyoming, will join Crystal Bridges this fall.

The curators will work with the art and education branch directors.

Well-Off-Man joined Crystal Bridges in 2009 after time at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in Missoula, Montana.

Alligood joined the Bentonville museum last year. He had been at the Cranbrook Art Museum.

Besaw is at the Buffalo Bill Center in the Whitney Western Art Museum. She is wrapping up work on a doctoral degree from the University of Kansas.

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