Rutgers University–New Brunswick in New Jersey has named museum professional and art historian Thomas Sokolowski as the new director of its Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Sokolowski will begin his tenure on October 16.
Sokolowski has most recently advised museums, foundations, educational institutions, and civic organizations as head of his own consulting firm. He led the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from 1996 to 2010. And he previously served as the director of the Grey Art Gallery & Study Center at New York University from 1984 to 1996, and as chief curator at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, from 1982 to 1984.
“With Thomas Sokolowski’s leadership, vision and expertise, the Zimmerli is poised to achieve new prominence in the field of university art museums and among the outstanding cultural institutions in the regions of New York City and Philadelphia,” Dutta said. “Our entire community welcomes him with enthusiasm. We also extend our appreciation to Marti Mayo, who has done brilliant work in stewarding the Zimmerli as its interim director.”