From the Director


The visitor experience is foremost in our thoughts as we schedule exhibitions and plan programs. Recent research indicates that attending a museum early in life improves test scores and academic performance. We feel responsible for providing compelling experiences for visitors of all ages because it is never too early or too late to fall in love with museums.

We aim to turn the casual visitor into someone with a deep connection to our museum and to museums in general. Over time, that person may become an advocate committed to ensuring that future generations have the same opportunities. Our mandate to show the art of the world from all cultures, mediums, and time periods gives us a broad platform for optimizing visitor satisfaction. We realize that the quality of your museum visit depends on many things, from transportation, parking, and dining options to receiving a warm greeting when you enter our building, finding comfortable seating, and feeling that you have used your time wisely. We welcome your feedback on how we are doing.

We hope you will visit often during 2017 to explore our diverse offerings, from contemporary art to historic treasures from around the world. We are dedicated to making your experience memorable and of lasting value.

Susan H. Edwards, PhD
Executive Director and CEO


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