EAST LANSING, MI.-
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
at Michigan State University has appointed Min Jung Kim as its deputy director. Throughout her career, which includes more than a decades experience in international programming and planning for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Kim has developed strategic alliances and collaborative initiatives with cultural institutions around the globe. At MSUs Broad Art Museum , she will be responsible for strategic planning and overseeing daily operations. She joins the new Zaha Hadid-designed museum, which is dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art, as it prepares to open to the public in late spring 2012.
Min Jung Kims experience in developing innovative museum programming and mounting international collaborations makes her particularly well-suited for the Broad Art Museum, which will focus on engaging audiences with contemporary artists around the world, said Michael Rush, the museums founding director. I look forward to working with Min as we continue to build every aspect of this institution.
As managing director of exhibitions and programming at the Global Cultural Asset Management Group, Kim developed content and programs for museums, foundations, and private collectors, including projects for the Guggenheim Museum Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E., Taimiao Museums of the Beijing Workers Labor Union Cultural Palace of the Peoples Republic of China, the Perili Kosk Museum in Turkey and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in the U.S.
Previously, Kim worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for more than 12 years, focusing on a variety of international initiatives. Kim worked to foster cultural exchange through exhibitions and educational programs, and to develop strategic alliances and collaborations in order to enhance the Guggenheims presence in the Asia Pacific region. As part of the Guggenheims development of a master plan for a new 315-hectare Cultural District in Abu Dhabi, Kim project-directed the preliminary concept designs for three cultural institutions with different architects: the Louvre Abu Dhabi (Jean Nouvel), the Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center (Zaha Hadid), and the Abu Dhabi Maritime Museum (Tadao Ando). Kim also established the Guggenheims content alliance partnerships with the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg , Russia , and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna , Austria , resulting in joint exhibition exchanges, and the development of the Hermitage-Guggenheim Foundation USA and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas .
Prior to her work with the Guggenheim, Kim lived in Seoul and worked as assistant curator for the Samsung Foundation for Art and Culture, as well as at Sothebys in Korea .
The Broad Art Museum , with its focus on global contemporary art and its ability to present contemporary works in the context of an existing historic collection, is in a unique position to create innovative exhibitions and programs, which will be made all the more exciting by Zaha Hadids dynamic architecture, said Kim. It is rare to be able to help shape a museum from its beginning, and I look forward to the opportunity.