When: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Where: Fairchild's Visitors Center Ballroom
Thom Collins, the Director of the Miami Art Museum, will describe the progressive architectural program of the new museum, designed by famed architects Herzog & de Meuron and scheduled to open in Museum Park fall of 2013.
His talk is titled Growing Miami, Growing Miami Art Museum.
Thomas “Thom” Collins is an arts administrator, art historian, educator and author with more than 15 years of experience serving as a director and curator at several of America’s top museums. He was named director of Miami Art Museum in August 2010.
Prior to joining MAM,Collins served as director of the Neuberger Museum of Art in Westchester County, New York where he was recognized for his ability to advance institutional development and foster community engagement, as well as the creation of major endowments for new programming initiatives and capital improvements.
Collins has served as director of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and chief curator at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. Past exhibitions curated by Collins include Andy Warhol: Pop Politics (Neuberger, 2009); Loop, a multimedia exhibition that explored new critical and popular understandings of time as they have been influenced by science and technology (CAC, 2002); New Photography: Richard Billingham, Thomas Demand, Osamu Kanemura, Sophie Ristelhueber, Georgina Starr, Wolfgang Tillmans (MoMA, 1996).
Collins earned his master’s degree from Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College. He currently holds memberships in the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Art Museum Curators, and the College Art Association.