Terrence McKnight

WQXR radio host Terrence McKnight

The Hermitage Artist Retreat recently announced its 2021-2022 Curatorial Council, comprised of national arts leaders spanning the fields of theater, visual art, music, literature, and arts education. The newest additions to the Council include Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director Nataki Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mitchell Jackson, and celebrated WQXR radio host Terrance McKnight. The Curatorial Council selects artists across multiple disciplines for Hermitage Fellowships.

In addition to Garrett, Jackson and McKnight, the 2021-2022 season's Curatorial Council includes Eric Booth (arts education), international arts learning consultant with Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, LA Philharmonic, Juilliard, and more; Christopher Burney (theater and film), artistic director of New York Stage and Film; Daniel Byers (visual art), director of Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University; Claire Chase (music), flutist, Avery Fisher Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow; Jennifer Clement (literature), president, PEN International; Kimberly Drew (visual art), writer, activist and curator of Black experiences; Mandy Greenfield (theater), artistic director of Williamstown Theater Festival; Christopher Merrill (international literature), director of the creative writing program at the University of Iowa; Emily Nemens (literature), writer and former editor of The Paris Review; Valerie Cassel Oliver (visual art), curator of modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and Robert Spano (music), music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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