Cincinnati Art Museum names new director

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Art Museum's Board of Trustees announced a new director Tuesday.

Cameron Kitchin comes to Cincinnati from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee, where he spent six years growing educational initiatives, including a new early childhood education program that launched with help from the Smithsonian Institution.

He's expected to start his new role in the Tri-State October 1, and will join the Board of Trustees.

"In addition to being an accomplished museum leader, our new director must have a passion for art, be a strategic thinker and embrace our city with the goal of bringing people to the enjoyment of art. We found these qualities and many more in Cameron," Board president Martha Ragland said in a press release.

Once he starts work in Cincinnati, Kitchin will form and maintain new relationships with others in the community to further the museum's mission: to bring people and art together in ways that transform everyday lives and the community.

"I have long admired the Art Museum’s exhibitions, programs, collections and transformative educational initiatives," he said. "I am excited now to lead a team of talented professionals and supporters, with our dedicated trustees, to expand the impact and to broaden the reach of the museum to serve all Cincinnatians."

For more information, visit the Cincinnati Art Museum online.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Kitchin's new title at the Cincinnati Art Museum as art director. He is the new director of the museum. 

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