At a crossroads: FIU’s Frost gets new director

November 22, 2014 12:00 PM

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When Carol Damian took over the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, its new, stand-alone building was more than 12 times larger than the original gallery. Its nine exhibition spaces, its ceiling and skylights and its idyllic location by a campus lake reflected the ambitions of the new chief curator and, in many respects, the hopes of the community’s burgeoning art scene.

Damian and the museum’s four employees had to scramble to launch its debut exhibition, which included works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and others from the university’s permanent collection.

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