The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for the next director of the Weisman Art Museum. This search aims to identify a visionary leader who will preserve and enhance the Weisman as a dynamically engaged teaching museum integrated with the University’s academic mission. Public interviews with four finalist candidates were announced by Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel Croson in early July 2021, based on the recommendations of a search committee and aligned with a position profile developed with broad input from listening sessions with internal and external constituencies.

Position Profile – Director, UMN Weisman Art Museum


Candidate Information and Public Interviews

Candidate names and CVs will be posted here one day in advance of each interview. All are invited to attend the candidates’ respective public forums, which will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Each 60-minute forum will include a a 20-30-minute presentation by the candidate on the role of a University art museum today, followed by Q&A.

The candidate forums will be recorded and may be viewed online with a University login or individual permission for a limited period. Links to these recordings will be posted on this search webpage the day after each public forum; each video will then be available for 48 hours. Following each public interview, please complete a confidential evaluation of the candidate. Please submit your evaluations by Tues., August 3.


Inquiries about the search process and public interviews may be directed to Kate Tyler, assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost, at

Confidential inquiries about the position may be submitted to Sheryl Ash, Benjamin Tobin, and Ashton Lange of Isaacson, Miller via More information:


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Read the July 2021 update on finalists for the position of Director of the Weisman Art Museum >>

Read the April 2021 update on the national search (and position profile) >>

Read the March 2021 update on the national search-in-progress >>


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