Saint Louis Art Museum Appoints First Woman Director
By Judy Chiu
On June 22, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced Min Jung Kim, currently director and CEO of Connecticut’s New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), as its new director. South Korea-born Kim will be the first woman, person of color, and immigrant to lead the museum in its 145-year history. She succeeds Brent Benjamin, who will retire on June 30 after 22 years at the helm. Carolyn Schmidt, the current deputy director of the museum, will facilitate as interim director until Kim officially assumes the role on September 1.