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Front man at the Tang

Citing the Tang Museum as “a nimble partner” in Skidmore’s brand of liberal arts teaching, John Weber has accepted the position of Dayton Director of the Tang. He succeeds Charles Stainback, who left to direct SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art space in New Mexico.

Weber comes from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where he was curator of education and public programs since 1993. He co-curated major exhibitions, founded the museum’s acclaimed educational-technology program, and spearheaded a state-of-the-art visitor education center. Previously Weber was a curator at the Portland Art Museum and Reed College in Oregon. A photographer, he’s been a regularly exhibited artist and has taught graduate and undergrad courses at a variety of colleges.

In describing the attractions of the new job, Weber says, “To a rare degree, the Tang is willing and able to experiment with how exhibitions are conceived and installed.” And he adds,
“I like the fact that the Tang is allied with a strong liberal arts college that is genuinely engaged with its program and mission.”

Weber holds a bachelor’s in art from Reed College and an MFA from the University of California at San Diego.