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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2011
Williams Announces Museum's Interim Director
Media contact: Suzanne Silitch, Associate Director of Communications for the Arts; tele:
(413) 597-3178; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Williamstown, Mass. -- Williams has announced the appointment of Katy Kline, former
director of Bowdoin College Museum of Art (1998-2008), as interim director of the
Williams College Museum of Art.
She will serve from early August until the permanent director is in place. Current Director
Lisa Corrin steps down from her position on June 30. Deputy Director John Stomberg will
oversee museum operations until he leaves at the end of July to begin his directorship of the
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.
"I am happy to report the appointment as interim director of a highly experienced
professional with ties to the museum, to the college, and to Williamstown," Williams
President Adam Falk said in an e-mail to campus.
At Bowdoin, Kline oversaw an award-winning renovation and expansion of the historic
1894 McKim, Mead and White building, as well as reaccreditation, exhibitions, and
She served earlier as curator and then director of the List Visual Arts Center at MIT,
overseeing the contemporary art exhibition program and building the public art program.