MASS MoCA has appointed Lisa Dent as its new Director of Public Programs, the first in MASS MoCA’s nearly 25-year history. Dent comes to MASS MoCA from Artspace New Haven, where she has been Executive Director since 2020. Previously, she led public programs and business development at Powerhouse Arts, led the Artist Services department at Creative Capital, and was Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Columbus Museum of Art. She also founded Lisa Dent Gallery in San Francisco, mounting exhibitions by artists such as Makoto Aida, Candice Lin, Jason Middlebrook, Kambui Olujimi, Ryan Pierce, Basil Twist, and Hank Willis Thomas. Dent began her new role in January.