Head shot image of board member Min Jung Kim; she is smiling and wearing a ivory jacket.

Min Jung Kim

Board of Directors
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
She/Her/Hers

Biography

Min Jung Kim joined the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in November 2015 as the institution’s 6th Director, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the art museum field. Through exhibitions and programs, as well as development of its permanent collection, she has created frameworks to broaden and expand the definition of American Art, as well as establish new collaborations and alliances on both a regional and national level. Within her first two years, she has transformed the fundraising model of the NBMAA by diversifying revenue streams through innovative programming and corporate partnerships; increasing new support from foundations and government grants; and doubling contributions from individual giving. Kim is former Deputy Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She joined the Broad in 2011, providing strategic planning and management, and establishing the operational infrastructure of the newly constructed $45M Zaha Hadid-designed museum. Previously, Kim worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, for nearly 13 years, with a focus on a variety of international alliances and collaborative initiatives. As Program Director of Content Alliances, Kim helped establish partnerships among the Guggenheim, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria, among other international initiatives. Between her time at Guggenheim and the Broad MSU, Kim served as Managing Director of Exhibitions and Programming at the Global Cultural Asset Management Group in New York, where she was involved in developing new museums, collections, and operating programs primarily in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Kim has an M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where she specialized in Contemporary Art, and a B.A. in Art History from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Kim also attended the Getty Museum Leadership Institute in Claremont, CA. 

Return to Board, Advisory, and Staff list