Dr. Amy Gilman

Director of the Chazen Museum of Art at UW-Madison

Dr. Amy Gilman is the director of the Chazen Museum of Art at UW-Madison. Dr. Gilman joined the Chazen in September, 2017, following distinguished service at the Toledo Museum of Art, most recently as deputy director. As director of the Chazen, Dr. Gilman oversees all administrative, financial, and curatorial duties for the museum, and has spent her first few years focusing on capacity-building and access. Since Dr. Gilman’s arrival at the Chazen, the staff has grown by 30%, unpaid internships have been replaced with paid positions for students, and the museum’s open hours have increased drastically to be open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, making the Chazen the most open art museum amongst its peers. 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 performance studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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