The Museum of Arts and Layout today announced that it has appointed Timothy R. Rodgers, PhD, to serve as the Museum’s Nanette L. Laitman Director. Rodgers is now the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum and earlier served as director of The Wolfsonian-Florida Global College in Miami.
Prior to the Wolfsonian, Rodgers concurrently served as director of the Scottsdale Museum of Up to date Artwork and Vice President of the Scottsdale Cultural Council. He will presume his new position on September 15, 2021.
“Tim delivers two a long time of museum leadership working experience to MAD and a lifelong enthusiasm for the intersection of art, design, and craft. He evidently understands and has demonstrated his skill to notice the crucial cultural, educational, and civic roles that museums engage in in their communities,” said Board Chair Michele Cohen. “Tim has established himself to be the two a visionary and pragmatic leader, bringing the a few museums that he led to new concentrations of general public, educational, and scholarly effect and functionality.”
“MAD has been taking part in an unbelievably important job in the arts ecologies of New York and the country in presenting the full-sweep of artistic expression, moving over and above regular museum practices that imposed boundaries and hierarchies on art,” said Rodgers. “I glance ahead to collaborating with its terrific experienced team and board management in making on their groundbreaking work in partaking audiences and artists in these kinds of modern techniques.”
For the duration of his tenure at Phoenix Artwork Museum (PhxArt), Rodgers spearheaded the reinstallation of its Art of the Americas and Europe galleries and the growth of its galleries focused to fashion. The museum also expanded its Lenhardt Modern Art Initiative to assistance the diversification of its collection and emphasis on the acquisition of works by contemporary Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and ladies artists, amid others whose work contributes to discourses on race, gender, and other social worries. About the past yr, PhxArt mounted a sturdy sequence of on-line applications in the course of its approximately 7-thirty day period closure due to COVID-19 and reopened to the public in October 2020. Rodgers’ management was important to sustaining the Museum’s stability and existence in the community in the midst of the trying instances of the pandemic.
At The Wolfsonian, Rodgers spearheaded the generation of a new strategic program and its implementation, which include a major expansion which is presently underway, raising additional than $51 million towards the project’s $57 million whole. Rodgers also co-started The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, an MA and PhD academic method in Community Humanities that draws upon the museum’s unparalleled collections and associates with its specialist personnel. Throughout his tenure, Rodgers also grew The Wolfsonian’s assortment by extra than 15,000 performs when overseeing a far-ranging application of exhibitions and installations using artwork and structure as a lens by way of which to examine the better cultural environment.
In addition to his positions as Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Modern day Artwork (SMoCA) and Vice President of the Scottsdale Cultural Council, Rodgers also served as Chief Curator of the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. A lifetime-extended educator, Rodgers was an Affiliate Professor of Art Historical past at Lawrence College and a Checking out Professor at the School of Santa Fe. He been given his undergraduate diploma from Arizona State College and accomplished his master’s degree and PhD in Artwork Historical past at Brown University.