Placed Leaders

Brooke Minto

Executive Director and CEO

Columbus Museum of Art

We partnered with Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) on the search for an Executive Director and CEO. CMA’s mission is to create great experiences with great art for everyone. 

The search resulted in the recruitment of Brooke Minto to the role.

Minto has over 20 years of experience as an arts administrator, art historian and educator working across U.S. and international museums, as well as interdisciplinary arts organizations. 

In this role, Minto will lead all aspects of the Museum, overseeing a 155-person staff and $13 million budget. She will collaborate with the board of trustees to shape the organization’s vision for the future, develop sustainable operations and increase the Museum’s impact and accessibility throughout the community.

Minto joins CMA from the Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) where she most recently served as the inaugural Executive Director. The BTA aims to transform art museums into more equitable and excellent spaces of cultural engagement by harnessing the power of Black trustees to diversify and govern their institutions. BTA serves as a resource to and collaborates with museums, trustees, foundations, and others in the field.

Minto’s leadership experiences also include serving as Managing Director of the Advisory Board for the Arts, Washington D.C. and New York; Interim Co-Director and Director of Institutional Advancement at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in Cape Town, South Africa and Executive Director of Zeitz MOCAA Foundation USA, based in New York; Chief Advancement Officer at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; Deputy Director for Development and External Affairs at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA); and Director of Development at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

She began her museum career in the curatorial department of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Minto’s academic and curatorial focus is contemporary art of the global African diaspora. She served as an adjunct lecturer in the department of art and art history at Florida International University in Miami. She has written and lectured on topics in the museum field, including exhibitions, collections, institutional advancement, diversity and inclusion as well as contributed essays and articles on contemporary art to exhibition catalogs and other publications. She regularly serves as a visiting critic and juror for creative practices including visual arts, architecture and film.

Minto studied Art History at Dartmouth College. She earned her Master’s degree in Modern Art and Critical Studies from Columbia University.