Katherine Crawford Luber

Katherine Crawford Luber


Minneapolis Institute of Art




Katherine Crawford Luber arrived as the new president and director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) from San Antonio in January—just in time for winter and, a couple months later, the museum’s closure because of Covid-19. Mia has since reopened at a lower state-mandated capacity, and Luber is eager to welcome back the public “to experience the transformative power of art.” Navigating the pandemic, creating a safe space for visitors and staff, and using digital platforms to bring the museum’s mission into homes and schools are challenges, particularly with expected declines in revenue. Creativity and innovation will be the watchwords of the coming year.