Bachelor in Art History, Middlebury College, 1974. Master of Arts in Art History, New York University, 1979. Master of Business Administration, Yale University, 1987.
Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1998.
Curatorial intern Metropolitan Museum Art, 1983. Lecturer art and architectural history Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Parsons School Design, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1979-1984. Guest curator Bronx Museum Arts, New York, 1985-1986.
Curator Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City, 1983-1987. Associate director Hood Museum Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1987-1991, director, chief operating officer, 1991-2000. Director Cincinnati Art Museum, 2000—2006.
Director, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Museum Art, 2006—2009. George D. Widener director, Chief Executive Officer Phila Museum Art, since 2009.
Married Sally Rub; children: Peter, Katharine.