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Kirwin Heads to Guild Hall to Help Mark Its 90th Year

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 11:41
Amy Kirwin in Southampton
Corinne Lavino

Guild Hall announced this week that it has named Amy Kirwin as its first chief creative officer.

In her new position at the East Hampton arts institution, Ms. Kirwin will be responsible for devising programs to celebrate its 90th anniversary, which it will mark this year. In addition, she will oversee marketing, communications, and promotional content on social media and other platforms.

Ms. Kirwin has been the artistic director of the Southampton Arts Center for the past five years, and was responsible for programming at the Parrish Art Museum before that. She came to the South Fork in 2010 after 15 years in New York City's theater world. At the Southampton Arts Center, she built a sustained year-round program of events and exhibitions that attracted the support of the Southampton Village community and beyond.

Andrea Grover, Guild Hall's director and a longtime colleague and friend of Ms. Kirwin's from the time they worked at the Parrish together, said, "Amy's creativity and stamina are par excellence, and her blended background in theater and visual arts lends itself perfectly to Guild Hall's interdisciplinary framework."

Ms. Kirwin's new role will begin on Feb. 1.

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