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Director and Chief Executive Officer Philadelphia, PA

We are pleased to announce the completion of our search for the next director and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). From a strong pool of candidates, Alexandra “Sasha” Suda has been selected to fill this important position. She will start in her new role on September 21, 2022.

An accomplished museum leader and community builder, Suda joins the PMA from the National Gallery of Canada where she has served as director and chief executive officer since 2019. During her time at the National Gallery, she has broadened and deepened the gallery’s engagement with diverse audiences across Canada. In 2020, she chaired the jury that chose Stan Douglas to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale.

Prior to joining the National Gallery of Canada, Suda began her career at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2011, she moved back to her hometown, Toronto, where she joined the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) as Curator of European Art. Suda successfully restructured, re-visioned, and reinvigorated all aspects of the AGO’s European works on paper collections and programs. Her exhibition, Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, seen in Ontario, New York, and Amsterdam, received glowing reviews.

Suda holds a BA from Princeton University, an MA from Williams College, and a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Read the full press release here.

John Isaacson and Lisa Savereid led this search with Ryan Leichenauer and Tiffany Weber.

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