Juror 2014: Stephan Jost

photo of Stephan JostArt Maui would like to welcome Stephan Jost as our 2014 Juror. Stephan is the Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. We look forward to introducing Stephan to the rich diversity of Maui artists. An in-depth interview has been published in the Jan-Feb issue of OnMaui! Magazine – be sure to look for that! You can also read it online here.

We have several other interesting reads for you:

Why was he a unanimous choice for the Honolulu Museum of Art Director position? – in the Honolulu Museum of Art blog

Expanding art audiences to younger people and to Hawaii visitors – in Pacific Business News

On serving the military community – Audio interview (transcript available) with the National Endowment for the Arts

Q & A covering tattoos, anime, and making the transition to Hawaii from Vermont – on OutAloha.com

About Stephan Jost

Mr. Jost came to the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2011 from the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Prior to that, he was director of the Mills College of Art Museum in Oakland, California. Consistent throughout his career is the ability to focus on a diverse expression of art and a deep commitment to education and fostering community engagement with art and artists. Read the full press announcement for his appointment to the Honolulu Academy of Art for several interesting tidbits about his experience and his approach to art in the community.

Stephan Jost is 44 and originally from Michigan, with Swiss parents. He has a BA in art history from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MA in art history, specializing in the history of photography, from the University of Texas at Austin.
Stephan Jost résumé (PDF)

Here is a video of a talk Stephan gave to a Honolulu Rotary Club – it will give you a chance to meet him and get a sense of his energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm for art in Hawaii. We welcome your comments on our Facebook page.

3-20-12 Stephan Jost Honolulu Museum of Arts from Robyn C. Ocepek on Vimeo.

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