Ellen Keiter Joins Eric Carle Museum

By Dianna Dilworth 

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has hired Ellen Keiter as the Museum’s new chief curator. Keiter takes over for H. Nichols B. Clark, the Museum’s founding director and chief curator, who retired in December.

Keiter has more than 20 years of museum experience. She comes to the Carle Museum from the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York where she worked as Director of Exhibitions, specializing in contemporary art. During her thirteen years at Katonah, she worked with many children’s book illustrators at the museum’s Children’s Learning Center.

Prior to her 13 years at Katonah, she served as the Curator of Exhibitions at The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York. Keiter holds a BA in Art History from Muhlenberg College and an MA in Art History from American University.