Open Forums for Museum of Art Executive Director Candidates

The LSU Museum of Art Executive Director Search Committee has selected two final candidates who will speak at open forums on campus as part of the interview process.

Elizabeth Weinstein

Open forum: Monday, November 2, 2015, 3:45–4:45 p.m., LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103)

elizabeth weinsteinElizabeth Weinstein is currently director of art interpretation and museum curator for the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has more than 20 years experience in art museums and cultural organizations. In addition to curating exhibitions, writing scholarship interpretations, and caring for collections, her credentials range from managing a prestigious contemporary art gallery with a budget of more than $1 million to the granting of federal and state funds for public humanities projects. She is a past gubernatorial appointee to the Louisiana State Arts Council and is currently vice president of the Louisiana Association of Museums. Recently, Weinstein was named a reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums Accreditation Commission. She received her MA from the University of Manchester, England, through Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

View Weinstein’s curriculum vitae.

Daniel Stetson

Open forum: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 9:30–10:30 a.m., LSU Student Union Atchafalaya Room 339

daniel stetsonDaniel Stetson has more than 30 years of executive museum and curatorial leadership experience. He has worked within a variety of institutions and governance structures, including public and private universities and government-based and private not-for-profit organizations. Stetson recently served as executive director of the Hunter Museum of American Art. He was formerly the executive director of the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, for nearly 15 years; executive director of the Austin Museum of Art/Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas (now Austin Contemporary); director of the Davenport Museum of Art in Davenport, Iowa (now the Figge); director and instructor at the Gallery of Art at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa; and acting director of the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University in Colgate, New York. He holds a BA in art history from the State University of New York at Potsdam and an MFA in museology (museum studies) from Syracuse University. He is a 2010 graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles.

View Stetson’s curriculum vitae.

The campus community is invited to attend these presentations and ask questions. An online survey instrument will be made available for attendees to provide feedback on the candidates to campus administration and the search committee.

Please complete an online survey to provide feedback on the candidates to the campus administration and search committee by Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Your participation in this process is greatly appreciated.

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