Search Committee

THOMAS FISHER, Director, Minnesota Design Center; Professor and Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design; committee co-chair
PATRICIA SIMMONS, Emerita Regent, University of Minnesota; committee co-chair
STEVE APFELBACHER, Former President (retired), Ehlers & Associates Inc.; past chair, WAM Colleagues Advisory Board
CHRISTINE BAEUMLER, Professor, Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice
LESLIE BARLOW, Lecturer, Art; visual artist and arts educator
KATHERINE COVEY, Director of Student Engagement and Programs, Weisman Art Museum
STUART DEETS, PhD candidate and teaching assistant, Art History; WAM student program assistant (WAM Collective)
CYNTHIA IHLENFELD, Artist and Community Volunteer; Member of WAM Colleagues Advisory Board and Capital Campaign Co-Chair
JESSICA LOPEZ LYMAN, Assistant Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies
JENNIFER MARSHALL, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Art History
DIANE MULLIN, Senior Curator, Weisman Art Museum
ERIC NEWMAN, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Neuroscience; member, WAM Colleagues Advisory Board
JENNIFER NEWSOM, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture; visual artist
PATTI PHILLIPS, Director of Development, Weisman Art Museum
AMELIOUS WHYTE, Director of Public Engagement, College of Liberal Arts; chair, WAM Colleagues Advisory Board


The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for the next director of the Weisman Art Museum. The search committee noted above has been convened by the Executive Vice President and Provost, continuing a process that was paused in 2020 in the early months of the pandemic.

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