San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum announced today that Dr. Robert Mintz will now be its Deputy Director, Art and Programs. Mintz starts his position at the museum on July 5.
Mintz comes from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where he has been a chief curator and a curator in the museum’s Asian art department since 2012. He first began working there in 2006, and has since then curated exhibitions about Japanese decorative arts, contemporary Asian art, and woodblock prints, among other topics.
Prior to working at the Walters Art Museum, Mintz was a visiting professor at Central Washington University and the University of Washington, and the gallery director and a lecturer at Seattle University. He has also written books about Japanese ceramics.
“I am excited to join such a dynamic organization, working with Jay Xu in supporting the museum’s vision of connecting visitors to the rich history and living traditions of Asian arts and cultures,” Mintz said in a statement. “The museum is an exceptional institution with an extraordinary collection and a reputation for sharing important works of art through innovative, memorable exhibitions. I look forward to working with the creative team that will shape the museum’s programs well into the future.”