Timothy Rub was appointed The George D. Widener director and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2009. Over the past seven years, Rub has implemented a comprehensive strategic plan, reshaped the museum’s exhibitions program, and overseen several major building projects, such as the newly reinstalled South Asian Art Galleries. He is also responsible for the realization of an ambitious facilities master plan designed by architect Frank Gehry that is currently underway to modernize and significantly expand the museum’s landmark 1928 building. He previously served as director and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 2006 to 2009; director of the Cincinnati Art Museum from 2000 to 2006; and director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire from 1991 to 1999. Rub received a MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and a BA in art history from Middlebury College in Vermont.