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Arts + Culture

Few search firms offer the breadth of experience that Isaacson, Miller brings to serving the nation’s leading arts and cultural organizations. We understand the dynamic challenges and opportunities specific to these types of organizations, including visual and performing arts; schools of art and design; museums; botanical gardens, aquariums, and zoos; associations advancing arts education; public radio; and funders supporting the arts. We are experienced in helping clients identify gifted leaders who can transition into a leadership role that will sustain and amplify an organization’s success.

Since our founding, arts and culture searches have been a vital part of our portfolio. We serve clients who embrace the promise that art and cultural organizations truly can enrich people’s lives. We strive to serve organizations that support cultural vitality in cities and towns across the country, and that foster creative, energized, and forward-thinking ideas that enhance the quality of life and benefit those who live, work, and play in those communities.


Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts

Robert Ramirez named Head of the School of Drama.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Erik Rönmark named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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Stanford University

Deborah Cullinan named Vice President of the Arts at Stanford University.

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Rhode Island School of Design

Crystal Williams named President of RISD.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Christina Shutt named Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Eric Pryor named President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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Kansas City Art Institute

Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar named President of the Kansas City Art Institute.

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Brooklyn Museum

Kimberly Panicek “KP” Trueblood named President & Chief Operating Officer of Brooklyn Museum.

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Weisman Art Museum

Alejandra Peña-Gutierrez named Director of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.

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Yale University, School of Art

Dr. Kymberly Pinder named Dean of the School of Art at Yale University.

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The Juilliard School

David Serkin Ludwig named Dean and Director of the Music Division at The Juilliard School.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alison Friedman named Executive and Artistic Director, Carolina Performing Arts.

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Historic New England

Vin Cipolla appointed as President and CEO of Historic New England.

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