Image credit: Roman Iwasiwka.

Christina OlsenChristina Olsen will become the Williams College Museum of Art’s (WCMA) new director on May 1. A Renaissance scholar, she is currently director of education and public programming at the Portland Art Museum and previously worked at the Getty Foundation and Getty Museum. In announcing her appointment in February, Williams President Adam Falk said, “The Getty … is a place where the future of museums is being worked out, and Tina participated deeply in that process. The college will benefit from her energy, openness and passion both for art objects and for how people interact with them.”

Said Olsen, “College art museums have such a unique opportunity to explore new artistic, learning and teaching practices and to foster dialogue and exchange between disciplines, communities and points of view.”