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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque Museum of Art announced today that David N. Schmitz has been appointed to the position of executive director.

Schmitz is a Charles City native, is an arts administrator, museum professional and arts advocate.  He began his career in Chicago overseeing the successful implementation and programmatic elements of the Chicago Art Open.  He then moved to Des Moines where he worked as a membership manager for the Des Moines Art Center. 

“The Board of Directors and Search Committee are delighted with David and we feel he will be an important asset as we build the future of the Museum,” said President Christine Schiesl. “Our search was extensive, and our criteria included many attributes of professional knowledge, leadership, and business acumen. David brings a wealth of expertise, talent, and enthusiasm to our community.”

“I am excited to join the Dubuque Museum of Art at a pivotal moment in the organization's history and look forward to helping the Museum to build upon its strong collection, engage new audiences, and bring excellent arts programming out into the community and broader region,” said Schmitz.

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