The director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Susan Moldenhauer, has stepped down after twenty-six years at the helm of the institution. Moldenhauer cited wanting to focus on her photography as the reason for her retirement.
During her tenure, Moldenhauer grew the museum’s endowment and guided its expansion, transforming a small exhibition space into a 50,000-square-foot facility. She was one of four recipients of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards, and in May, an anonymous donor made a $2.3 million gift to the museum in her name. The contribution is the largest single gift the museum has received and will be used to support the acquisition of contemporary art.