Minneapolis Institute of Arts Director and President to Present at May '1st Tuesday'
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Director and President Kaywin Feldman presents "A Museum for the Next Century" at the 1st Tuesday speaker series on May 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center.
As MIA celebrates its first one hundred years of public service in 2015, Feldman and her team will pause and consider the next one hundred years. At 1st Tuesday, she will share which audience trends MIA is focusing on, how new technology will impact the museum, how changes in the art market might affect the museum's future collection, and more.
Kaywin Feldman has been the director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) since 2008. She oversees the museum’s staff of 250, its fine-art collection of some 87,000 objects, its 473,000-square-foot facility, and an annual operating budget of $30 million. During her tenure, the MIA has strengthened its national presence with ambitious special exhibitions, embarked on innovative curatorial projects, and strengthened its collection through strategic acquisitions and gifts.
From 1991 through 1993, Feldman pursued research for her PhD thesis, supported by a fellowship from the Ministry of the Flemish Community. In her early career, she served as director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee. She also received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis College of Art in 2008.
Kaywin holds an MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, an MA from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, and a BA (summa cum laude) in classical archaeology from the University of Michigan. She serves as board chair of the American Alliance of Museums and past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors.
About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series
The Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.