Philbrook Museum Names New Director


Thursday, June 9th 2016, 11:50 am
By: News On 6


Tulsa's Philbrook Museum is getting a new director.  The museum's Board of Trustees says Scott Stulen will take the helm in August.  

Stulen is currently the curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Philbrook says Stulen succeeds Rand Suffolk who led Philbrook from 2007 to 2015.

“Stulen exemplifies everything we were looking for in our next director,” said Bill Thomas, Chair, Philbrook Board of Trustees.

“Not only is he regarded as one of the nation’s rising stars in art museum management, but he shares the Philbrook philosophy of an art museum’s role in society, which is to be open, community-centric, and inspirational.”

The Philbrook Museum says during Stulen's time in Indianapolis, his team launched over 125 new programs yielding a 320% increase in program attendance. 

In its news release, Philbrook says the Tulsa museum has seen remarkable growth over the past eight years. Museum attendance has increased by 182% since 2008.