The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce the election of Max Hollein to its Board of Directors. He joins a diverse and esteemed group of artists, curators, museum directors, scholars, and arts professionals from across the country who are recognized for their comprehensive knowledge, wide-ranging experience, and unwavering commitment to artists and the institutions that support them.
“Board members play an instrumental role in providing guidance and reinforcing the Warhol Foundation’s position as a leader in supporting artists and artist-centered organizations,” says Joel Wachs, President of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, “Max’s expertise as a museum director and his deep commitment to the visual arts will make an invaluable contribution to the Foundation’s work empowering artists and bolstering the organizations that provide them with opportunities to contribute to today’s critical conversations.”
Appointed Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in April 2018 and Director and CEO in July 2023, Hollein is responsible for the leadership of the Museum, including its artistic vision and all its programming, strategic, fiscal, and institutional priorities, as well as local engagement and international relations. Since beginning at The Met, Hollein has overseen over 100 exhibitions, launched several historic capital projects, including a new wing for modern and contemporary art, secured preeminent acquisitions and donations, and reenvisioned the Museum’s approach to public outreach through education and digital initiatives.
“The Warhol Foundation has made a tremendous difference in the art world by prioritizing artistic vision, empathy, and impact,” says Hollein, “It is an honor to join such an esteemed roster of colleagues on the board and to support Joel Wachs’ visionary leadership.”
Prior to joining The Met, he was the Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where his tenure was characterized by visionary programming, pioneering acquisitions, and rigorous fiscal management. Previously he simultaneously led the Schirn Kunsthalle, the Städel Museum, and the Liebieghaus in Frankfurt, Germany, as Director and CEO, all of which experienced significant growth and increased attendance during his tenure.
The Foundation is honored to welcome Max Hollein to its distinguished Board of Directors His dedication, extensive experience, and forward-thinking work with cultural institutions will make a significant contribution to the foundation’s leadership.