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Reed’s Art Gallery Director to Attend Getty Leadership Institute


Stephanie Snyder '91, the John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, was accepted to the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University. Snyder is one of 39 museum leaders from the United States and eight other countries to be chosen to the 2014 Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders.

Now in its 35th year, the Getty Leadership Institute Executive Education Program is a professional development program designed especially for senior-level museum executives with 5 to 7 of years experience. The 2014 cohort comes from collecting and noncollecting visual arts institutions from around the world. Included in the group are executives from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institution; and the Phillips Collection.

College and university museums are represented by directors from the Universities of Utah, Texas, and Washington, as wells as the University of Navarra in Spain, California State University at Long Beach. Among the international participants are leaders from the Royal Academy of Art in London, Chatsworth House and Lismore Castle, United Kingdom; the Helsinki Art Museum in Finland; and the Palace Museum and the Shaanxi History Museum in China.

“Stephanie represents exactly the skills we are looking for in attendees of the institute,” said Melody Kanschat executive director of the Getty Leadership Institute.

The Getty Leadership Institute 2014 Executive Education Program features a comprehensive and intensive curriculum aimed at deepening participants’ leadership skills in order to manage change and forge success in the global museum field. For the first time, the 2014 program offers a blended learning environment with one week of asynchronous online learning in April and two weeks of classwork in June in residence on the Claremont Graduate University campus in Claremont, California.