Broad Art Museum director leaves after 2 years

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum of the State of Michigan is looking for a new director.

Executive Director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut decided to leave for a new position and accepted a position as Director of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.

“It has been a true honor to work with the dedicated, committed and talented team at MSU Broad Art Museum. Together, we have implemented ways to better represent and serve our communities and have become a welcoming institution where many have ultimately felt out of place,” Ramírez-Montagut said.

Ramírez-Montagut’s last day will be July 7 and a caretaker will be appointed before he leaves.

Before coming to MSU, Ramírez-Montagut served as director of the Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University.

Here are some of the things that Ramírez-Montagut listed as his accomplishments:

• Implementation of the Open Storage Center project. The Open Storage Center will convert 4,000 square feet of existing administrative space on the museum’s lower level into an open storage center displaying 5,000 works from the MSU Broad Art Museum’s permanent collection. (B)road to Ten, a premier fundraising event benefiting the Open Storage Center, will take place on September 17, 2022.

• Design programming for the MSU Broad Art Museum’s tenth anniversary year, including a bilingual exhibit on Frida Kahlo, Kahlo Without Borders, and the Zaha Hadid Celebrating Zaha Hadid’s Designs retrospective, which opens September 10, 2022.

• Increased the permanent collection of the MSU Broad Art Museum by 169 acquisitions. Museum acquisitions continue to focus on artists of color, women artists, and the contemporary design of Zaha Hadid.

Mildred D. Field