The Monterey Museum of Art in California has announced that Stuart A. Chase, the former executive director of the HistoryMiami Museum, has been named its new executive director.
“Stuart is a proven leader with more than thirty years of museum experience,” said board president Ronda Eubanks. “Most recently serving as President & CEO of HistoryMiami Museum, Stuart’s executive leadership and vision for the future are a perfect fit for the Monterey Museum of Art.”
Previously, Chase served as executive director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and has held various roles at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in New York, the Museum of the Southwest in Texas, and the Raynham Hall Museum in New York. He earned his master’s degree in arts administration at Long Island University in Brookville, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
“I am delighted to lead the museum into the next phase of growth, and showcase this unique American art community,” Chase said. “The Peninsula is a beautiful region, with a strong local identity—a heritage of creative people located far enough from urban centers but close enough to nature for lively intellectual exchange.”