MIA hires new director of External Affairs

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) today announced the appointment of Mary Jane Drews as its new Director of External Affairs. She assumed her new role on June 20.

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Mary Jane Drews

Drews comes to the MIA from the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), where she was Vice President of Development. There she fielded the $412 million campaign for the new Modern Wing, which opened in May 2009.

At the MIA, Drew will manage the museum’s departments of Development & Membership, Marketing & Communications, and Community Relations.

This addition comes just two months after the MIA announced layoffs to its staff, including membership director Ann Benrud.

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