Durham, N.C. — Kimberly Rorschach, the only director that the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has had in its seven-year life, is leaving for a job at the Seattle Art Museum, the university announced Monday.
Rorschach helped establish the museum in 2005. She served as an adjunct professor in the Duke Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, and was the chairwoman of Duke’s Council on the Arts and President Brodhead’s Art Advisory Committee.
“I am extremely proud to have been part of the Nasher Museum’s exciting beginnings,” Rorschach said in a statement. “In just eight years, we have become a beacon for the visual arts at Duke and beyond."
President Richard Brodhead praised Rorschach's contributions, saying, “The Nasher has transformed cultural life at Duke, and we will be forever grateful for Kim’s tireless work on behalf of the arts during her eight years as its director."