Katana’s interview with the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Salvador Salort-Pons.

Today, we will be talking about:

  • How an assistant professor from Madrid reinvented himself to become the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts
  • The secret to creating dynamic exhibitions like, Fakes, Forgeries and Mysteries
  • What it takes to run one of the top art museums in the world

Salvador Salort-Pons, a Madrid native, became DIA director in October 2015 and was curator of European Paintings from 2008 to 2015. Prior to coming to Detroit, he was senior curator at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, assistant professor at the University of Madrid and exhibition curator at the Memmo Foundation/Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome.

Salort-Pons organized the DIA exhibitions Fakes, Forgeries and Mysteries, Five Spanish Masterpieces and was the in-house curator for Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus.

He holds a master’s in geography and history, a master’s in business administration and a doctorate in the history of art.

To learn more about Salvador Salort-Pons go to dia.org

 

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