The Orange County Museum of Artwork (OCMA) has announced Heidi Zuckerman as its new CEO and director. Zuckerman, who previously served as CEO and director of the Aspen Art Museum, will assume her new function February 8. She succeeds Todd Smith, who led the institution from August 2014 by way of summer season 2020.
“Heidi is an impressive and inspiring museum leader who brings together a deep adore for artwork and artists with an remarkable history of primary museums to be entrepreneurial, lively, and sustainable,” mentioned Craig Wells, OCMA board chair and a co-chair of the search committee in a assertion. “The programmatic eyesight she has articulated for the museum mixed with her deep and confirmed working experience in institutional expansion make her extremely competent to direct OCMA.”
Zuckerman retains a BA in European historical past from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in art historical past from CUNY Hunter College. Throughout her tenure at the Aspen Artwork Museum, from 2005 to 2019, she oversaw the revitalization of the museum, securing extra than $130 million in investments and functioning with Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban to develop a new home for the establishment. She developed the museum’s initially multiyear strategic prepare and devised procedures for improved financial commitment, audience expansion, and economic security beneath her course, the Aspen Artwork Museum attained a funds surplus each year. She is the host of the podcast Discussions about Art.
Amongst her responsibilities at OCMA will be overseeing the completion of the institution’s new house at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis, the 53,000-sq.-foot building is slated to open in mid-2022 and will allow the museum to host significant unique exhibitions as well as training systems, performances, and general public gatherings.