Christina Olsen

University of Michigan Museum of Art Hires New Director

Lindsay Knake reports at MichiganLive that the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has hired a new director for its museum. Christina Olsen will run the institution for the next five years, starting October 30. The UM’s board of regents approved the appointment last week. Olsen has been the director of the Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts since 2012 and has a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to her tenure at Williams College, she worked at SFMoMA, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. The previous director of the UM Museum of Art, Joseph Rosa, became the director of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle last summer.