Jill Snyder, Donna and Stewart Kohl Executive Director of MOCA Cleveland, Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Museum, and Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director of Aspen Art Museum, have all recently completed major architectural projects with star architects Farshid Moussavi, Herzog & de Meuron and Shigeru Ban. They will discuss their experience of commissioning spaces in which to experience art, its challenges and rewards, with Karen Wong, Deputy Director of the New Museum and former managing director of David Adjaye Associates.
- Jill Snyder is the Donna and Stewart Kohl Executive Director at MOCA Cleveland, shaping conversations about the public value of museums and contemporary art. In 2012 she completed an iconic $35M building project that anchors Cleveland's new Uptown district. Snyder has held positions at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, and served as Director of The Aldrich Museum and Freedman Gallery at Albright College. Snyder is co-founder of the national association of Contemporary Art Museum Directors and serves on the Boards of the Cleveland Leadership Center and University Circle Incorporated.
- Terrie Sultan was appointed Director of the Parrish Art Museum in January 2008. She has more than thirty years of experience as a museum professional, having served in senior positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Sultan is a member of the International Association of Art Critics; served on the College Art Association’s award committee for Lifetime Achievement for Art Writing; and was a founding board member of Etant donné, the French-American Endowment for Contemporary Art. In 2003 she was awarded a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Government of France. On November 10, 2012, the Parrish Art Museum opened its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Water Mill, NY. Ms. Sultan oversaw the 34,000 square foot, $30 million project from design conception through completion of construction.
- Heidi Zuckerman is the Aspen Art Museum's Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, overseeing all aspects of the AAM’s guiding vision and mission, administrative policies, curatorial and educational practices, strategic planning, and fundraising efforts. From 2004 to 2005, Zuckerman served as the Chair of the Art Curatorial Department at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and from 1999 to 2005, as the institution's Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator. Prior to this, Zuckerman served as the Assistant Curator of 20th-Century Art at the Jewish Museum in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in European History from the University of Pennsylvania; a Diploma from the Royal Society of Art, Christie’s, London; as well as a Master of Arts degree in Art History from CUNY Hunter College. She also serves as the Art Network Chair for the Young Presidents' Organization globally.