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Min Jung Kim Will Leave Broad Art Museum to Direct New Britain Museum of American Art

The New Britain Museum of American Art has hired Min Jung Kim as its new director, reports Susan Dunne for the |–20150828-story.html|Hartford Courant|. Currently deputy director for external relations of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, Kim will be the New Britain museum’s sixth director.

She previously worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York for over twelve years. There, as program director of content alliances, she helped found the partnership between the Guggenheim, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Part of the team developing the cultural district in Abu Dhabi, Kim was project director of the preliminary concept designs for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center, and the Maritime Museum—working with architects Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, and Tadao Ando respectively.

The New Britain museum’s chairman of the board of directors Todd Stitzer said of Kim, “She has a definite vision of how she can take the collection of the museum and nationalize and internationalize it.”

According to Stitzer, all the finalists for the job were instructed to select three works from the museum’s collection and give a fifteen minute presentation on them. Kim’s choices: a Thomas Hart Benton work, a Hudson River School painting by Thomas Cole, and a modernist sculpture by George Segal.