The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art today announced that after an extensive search, Caroline Maddox has been appointed as the Director of Advancement and Strategy. Isaacson Miller, known for recruiting exceptional leaders for many premiere cultural organizations, led the search.
In her new capacity as Director of Advancement and Strategy, Caroline Maddox will lead the Wadsworth’s development efforts including a team of seven, serve as a key member of the senior management team, and guide the museum’s forthcoming strategic fundraising programs.
Maddox officially starts her role at the Wadsworth on July 15, 2019.
“As the Wadsworth enters a critical phase of elevated programming and intense strategic planning, Caroline’s talent, enthusiastic demeanor, and innovative approach to philanthropy will strengthen the museum,” said Thomas J. Loughman, Director and CEO. Maddox is the third major appointment to the senior management team in the past 9 months. “Our team is designed to deliver a promising future of the Wadsworth as Connecticut’s flagship visual arts institution.”
Maddox is currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), as Assistant Vice President of Development. She joined LACMA in October 2015 and previously was the Director of Development at the Georgia Museum of Art (2010-2015). In 2017 she was awarded a doctorate in the Philosophy of Art from the University of Georgia, investigating the ways in which museums can build a culture of philanthropy through the education and engagement of the Millennial Generation.
About the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Founded in 1842 with a vision for infusing art into the American experience, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is home to a collection of nearly 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years and encompassing European art from antiquity through contemporary as well as American art from the 1600s to today. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s five connected buildings—representing architectural styles including Gothic Revival, modern International Style, and 1960s Brutalism— are located at 600 Main Street in Hartford, Conn. Hours: Wednesday–Friday: 11am–5pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am–5pm Admission: $5–15; discounts for members, students, and seniors. Free admission for Hartford residents with Wadsworth Welcome registration. Free “happy hour” admission 4–5pm. Public phone: (860) 278-2670; website: thewadsworth.org.