Director developments at the Smithsonian

The National Museum of the American Indian named its new director, Kevin Gover.  Mr. Gover grew up in Oklahoma and is a member of the Pawnee Tribe.  He is a professor of law at Arizona State University, an affiliate professor in its American Indian Studies Program, and co-executive director of its American Indian Policy Institute.  Prior to his career in the west, Mr. Gover served as the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior in the late ’90s, and was responsible for policy and operational oversight of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Welcome Kevin!

 Kevin Gover  Kevin Gover

Olga Viso, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, announced her resignation, effective at the end of this year.  Ms. Viso will be taking the director position at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.  Ms. Viso was at the Hirshhorn for 12 years, rising from assistant curator to director, and engaging in significant board and strategic planning initiatives.  Good luck Olga! 

 Olga Viso  Olga Viso