Randall Suffolk

Randall Suffolk became the Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., Director of the High Museum of Art in November 2015. Suffolk is honored to lead the High and set the vision for the museum’s curatorial program and collection. He is also committed to diversifying and expanding the High’s audience and enhancing the visitor experience through audience engagement and community-focused initiatives. Prior to this appointment at the High, Suffolk served as Director/President of the Philbrook Museum of Art (2007-2015). While there, he championed the Museum’s renewed commitment to community engagement. Those efforts led to a major reinstallation of Philbrook’s permanent collection, significant increases in membership and attendance and a dramatic change in visitor demographics – including five consecutive years with minority participation over 40% of total attendance. Prior to joining Philbrook, Suffolk was the director of The Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, N.Y., from 1999 through 2007 and had previously held positions there as deputy director and curator. During his distinguished career, ge has also curated more than 25 exhibitions and has participated as a juror, panel member or guest lecturer for a variety of art-related organizations and programs. Suffolk earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Connecticut College, a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University, and a Master of Arts in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. He is also a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute.