The Orlando Museum of Art has appointed Cathryn Mattson as its interim director and CEO, following the departure of Glen Gentele.
Mattson, who previously served as the museum’s deputy director and chief curator, has been with the institution since 2014 and has played a key role in the development of its exhibitions and programming.
In her new role, Mattson will oversee the museum’s operations and strategic planning, working closely with the board of trustees and staff to ensure the institution’s continued success.
During her time as chief curator, Mattson curated several notable exhibitions, including “Nick Cave: Feat.” and “Displacement: Symbols and Journeys.” She has also been instrumental in expanding the museum’s collection and developing partnerships with other institutions.
In a statement announcing the appointment, the museum’s board of trustees praised Mattson for her leadership and expertise, noting that she has “demonstrated a deep commitment to the museum’s mission and a dedication to fostering engagement with the arts within the community.”
Mattson expressed her excitement about the new role, stating that she is “honored to have the opportunity to lead the museum during this critical time” and that she looks forward to “building on the institution’s successes and furthering its impact on the community.”
The appointment of Mattson comes as the Orlando Museum of Art continues to navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and works to expand its outreach efforts and engage with audiences in new ways.