The Museum, the City, and the University

Boston Art Museum Directors in Discussion
The Museum, the City, and the University

This panel brings together five distinguished museum directors to discuss their leadership of major cultural institutions in urban and university settings and to share personal perspectives on their work.

The directors and the moderator will address questions about the role of museums in debates about public and private support for the humanities and arts; in research and learning endeavors, including creative efforts by living artists; and in conversations about citizenship, identity, and diversity.

Free and open to the public.


Peggy Fogelman, Norma Jean Calderwood Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Paul Ha, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center

Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Martha Tedeschi, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art Museums

Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University