STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG - Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Seeks Director of Development
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Director of Development
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Wadsworth) is an art museum of vital regional impact and global importance. With 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years and encompassing European art from antiquity through Modernism, as well as American art from the 1600s through today, the Wadsworth’s collection is recognized as one of the finest in the nation. Works by masters such as Caravaggio, Frederic Church, Georgia O’Keeffe, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Salvador Dalí share space with works by living artists such as David Hockney, Kehinde Wiley, Kara Walker, Ai Weiwei, and Sean Scully. The museum’s community access program provides barrier-free participation for more than 4,500 Hartford households, helping to fuel its visitation, which tops 100,000 guests per year. The Wadsworth is a premier lender to museums worldwide and sought out by global arts leaders as consortium and thought partners. Without the Wadsworth, the arts in Connecticut would be diminished significantly and its important role within the art world would be unfulfilled.
Described as “stunning and astute” by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith, the Wadsworth underwent a major renovation from 2010 through 2015. The $33 million project renewed the museum’s historic structures and added 17 new gallery spaces—nearly 16,000 square feet of exhibition space—to the building’s existing city block-sized footprint for an improved visitor experience. Repair and replacement programs are ongoing. There is an emerging plan for incremental capital improvements to interior and exterior public spaces over the coming five years.
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