Director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Steps Down

Dennis Kois, the executive director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, has stepped down to become president of the Milwaukee Public Museum, one of the oldest natural history museums in the United States. Kois came to deCordova in 2008 from the Grace Museum in Texas. Over the past five years at the museum, he has quadrupled fundraising and added more than two hundred works to the collection, including sculptures by Antony Gormley, Dan Graham, Jaume Plensa, Rona Pondick, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Said board chair Gerry Frank: “While we are very sorry to see Dennis and his family leave the area, we wish them well. Dennis took the helm at deCordova after a very challenging period for the museum, and has done incredible work in turning the institution in a new direction and injecting new energy, focusing on curatorial excellence, growing fundraising, and building community support. We are incredibly well positioned for long-term success at deCordova.”