State Fair Community College has named Garry Holstein as the new Daum Museum of Contemporary Art director and curator.

The Daum Museum opened in 2002 on the SFCC Sedalia campus; Holstein is the museum’s third director.

Before coming to SFCC, Holstein was the director of the Bradbury Art Museum and Fowler Center, a contemporary art facility, on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The Bradbury Museum’s purpose included teaching, exhibiting and collecting and is the site of the annual Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, a nationally recognized juried show of work by artists from the United States and abroad.

Prior to his time at the Bradbury Art Museum, Holstein was the director of New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Southern Indiana and served as a visiting professor of art at Arkansas Tech University. He holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Design from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 2018, he earned a Master of Business Administration, Management from University of Southern Indiana.

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As a practicing artist and educator, Holstein will oversee the Daum’s exhibits and programming that provides access to the arts for all ages through community engagement and the cultivation of the Daum’s permanent collection.

For more information about the Daum, call (660) 530-5888 or visit

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