Hancock Shaker Village Appoints Nathaniel Silver as Executive Director/CEO | Local News
PITTSFIELD – After a four-month search, Hancock Shaker Village has appointed a new executive director and CEO.
Nathaniel Silver will take up his new role on September 19. He arrives in the Berkshires after working at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where he was Curator of the William and Lia Poorvu Collection and Head of Division.
He was responsible for the Gardner’s collections, curatorial, publications and archives.
“He will be an inspirational leader who has curated wonderful exhibits at the Gardner and comes to the Village at an exciting time when our own vibrant programming is gaining momentum,” said Diane Eshleman, Chair of the Hancock Shaker Village Board of Directors. . A press release.
Prior to joining the Gardner, Silver worked for three years at the Frick Collection in New York, where his exhibit “Piero della Francesca in America” gained international recognition, according to the statement.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Hancock Shaker Village at such an exciting time,” said Silver. “Like the Gardner, the Village is a work of art in its entirety with a deep commitment to serving its community and the result of one woman’s vision ahead of her time.
“The Shakers left a unique American legacy of fairness and sustainability that resonates deeply today and inspires every aspect of the Village’s vibrant public program. I look forward to working with the staff, building on these incredible successes and to shape a dynamic future together.”
Executive Director Jennifer Trainer Thompson will stay on until September 16.