Published: October 9, 2007
The Board of Trustees of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts appointed Kaywin Feldman as the museum’s new director and president. Feldman will begin her position January 1. Her selection followed an international search led by an 11-person search committee.
Feldman has been director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art since 1999, and brings a variety of museum experience to the MIA. She succeeds William M. Griswold, who is leaving to become director of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City at the end of the year.
“While Kaywin’s academic and museum management background is impressive, we believe her energy, vision and dynamic leadership skills will measurably assist the MIA as we continue to advance to the next level locally, nationally and internationally,” said Brian Palmer, chairman of the Board of Trustees and search committee chair.
“I am thrilled to have been selected as the next director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts,” said Feldman. “I have immense admiration for Evan Maurer and Bill Griswold and am honored to continue their good work and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such an excellent staff and board in serving the community and taking the museum to new heights.”
As director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Feldman has overseen major acquisitions in all areas of the permanent collection. During her tenure, the museum’s membership tripled, attendance increased by 35 percent and a $5 million lead gift for a proposed capital campaign, the largest gift in the institution’s history, was secured.
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