Phillip Bahar, Executive Director, has had a lifelong passion for the arts and humanities and has committed his entire career to sharing their lessons and pleasures with a broader public. He was previously Chief of Operations and Administration at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), where he oversaw visitor experience and operations. Prior to this, he led marketing, communications, and events efforts with: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Performing Arts Chicago; and the Kitchen Center for the Arts (New York, NY). He has participated in the Getty Leadership Institute, held volunteer leadership roles with the American Alliance of Museums, and has spoken frequently on audience, communications, and management. He holds an MA in Arts Management (Columbia University) and a BA in Art History/Psychology (Brandeis University).