New blood reinvigorates MoMA leadership

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has added four women to its leadership team, greatly expanding the breadth and diversity of experience in the nonprofit and cultural sectors.

Sarah Suzuki, who has worked with the museum for 23 years, will assume the role of associate director. She will lead the curatorial affairs division which includes archives, library and research collections, curatorial, editorial and content strategy, education and publications, including the Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Latin American Art and the Mellon-Marron Research Consortium. Previously, she worked as Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and helped oversee the expansion of the museum.

Beverly Morgan-Welch, who from 2016 to 2021 was Associate Director of External Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, has been appointed Senior Associate Director of External Affairs for the museum, overseeing the museum’s outreach strategy . .

Christy Thompson will oversee the programming and production of all of the museum’s exhibits and exhibits in her role as Senior Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections. Thompson previously served as Head of Exhibitions, Collections and Curator from 2015 to 2021 and Associate Director, Administration and Secretary General from 2013 to 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada.

Nisa Mackie, who has been appointed deputy director of learning and public engagement at the Edward John Noble Foundation, will oversee the museum’s education department. For the past seven years, Mackie has held positions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, including as Director and Curator of Educational and Public Programs and most recently as Head of Engagement, learning and audience impact.

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