Akron Art Museum Board Appoints New Leader

Following a rigorous national search by Management Consultants for the Arts and a museum committee, the Board of Trustees has named Mark Masuoka the Akron Art Museum’s new Executive Director and CEO. Read the full release at https://akronartmuseum.wpengine.com/newsroom/details.php?unid=3876.

With a strong curatorial background and over two decades of art management and community development experience, Masuoka will provide adept leadership at the 91-year old museum.

“The Board sees Mark’s appointment as a visionary way forward with compelling programs that make art relevant to all audiences by connecting the community to artists and the creative process,” explained Board President Dianne Newman

“We will be staying true to Akron Art Museum’s mission—with emphasis on continuing to build the museum’s collection, a steadfast dedication to arts education, artists and a commitment to high quality exhibitions. The museum’s history of forward thinking and risk taking has laid a strong foundation for ‘out of the box’ thinking and cultural relevancy in the community,” said Masuoka. “I am honored to be selected by the museum Board and the search committee to be the new executive director of this highly respected institution.”

Masuoka will assume the directorship of the museum on July 15, 2013.