Blaffer Art Museum names a new director

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While the Blaffer has mounted strong shows since the departure of Toby Kamps, who spent less than a year at the Blaffer after replacing the dynamic Claudia Schmuckli, the institution needs a leader with a strong vision. Matijcio seems to bring that.

“Steven brings with him an impressive record of producing timely, thoughtfully developed and politically potent exhibitions, many of them with a social engagement aspect that is very much in line with current University of Houston and McGovern College of the Arts priorities,” said Andrew Davis, dean of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts. “He is the strong leader we need to move the museum forward.”