Wednesday, September 19 @ 5 – 6:15p
Birge Hall 145, 430 Lincoln Dr

Dr. Amy Gilman is the Director of the Chazen Museum of Art and formerly the deputy Director of the Toledo Museum of Art with experience as both a curator and an administrative leader who finds innovative ways to engage the public. The director of the Chazen Museum of Art is responsible for the 176,000 square-foot art museum whose collection comprise approximately 20,000 works of art, the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin.  The Chazen collection covers diverse historical periods, cultures and geographic locations, from ancient Greece, Western Europe and the Soviet Empire to Moghul India, 18th-century Japan and modern Africa. The collection continues to grow through significant artwork donations and acquisitions, and is funded entirely by private funds; no public money has ever been used to purchase art. As the Director of the Chazen, Dr. Gilman serves the campus community and represents the University to the people of the state of Wisconsin, the region and beyond, as well as the scholarly community at large. The director provides conceptual leadership through specialized knowledge of the museum discipline and is responsible for overall growth and management of the museum, which is an integral part of the university. Dr. Gilman earned her doctorate in art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; a master of fine arts in photography from Columbia College in Chicago; and a bachelor’s degree in performance studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.