Matthew Teitelbaum Appointed Director of Museum of Fine Arts

He'll succeed Malcolm Rogers after a nine-month search.

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Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts announced on Thursday that Matthew Teitelbaum will succeed Malcolm Rogers as its newly appointed Ann and Graham Gund Director. Teitelbaum is currently the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and will assume his role at the MFA on August 3.

Teitelbaum will be the 11th director in the MFA’s 145-year history, and was chosen following an international search conducted by the MFA’s Board of Trustees.

“The search committee was impressed with Matthew’s accomplishments at the AGO, and with the energy and vision that he will bring to the MFA,” Sandra Moose, president of the MFA’s Board of Trustees, said in a release. “He has truly redefined the AGO from top to bottom—both its infrastructure and, more importantly, the Gallery’s role as a home for art, the exchange of ideas, and an outstanding cultural resource for its community and country.”

During his time at the AFO, Teitelbaum partnered with major international museums, and organized several notable exhibitions. The AGO expanded its collections and has grown significantly. Before joining the AFO, Teitelbaum held positions with the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, and the London Regional Art Gallery.

“Every day is different,” current director Malcolm Rogers told Boston in a one-on-one last year. “One of the things that I think is critical if you’re director of an institution is not to think that what you did yesterday serves you well the next day. You have to keep moving, keep reinventing.”

Malcolm Rogers announced his retirement in 2014 after 20 years with the museum.