Graham W.J. Beal
Graham W.J. Beal has been the director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts since 1999. Since joining the DIA's leadership, Beal has overseen two major capital campaigns, guided the reinstallation of the museum's world-renowned collection, and overseen the museum's renovation and expansion, which will display and interpret the collection in exciting new ways.
Beal has continued to build on the museum's outstanding reputation and has strengthened relationships with some of the world's most well-regarded institutions through loans and programming supported by the museum's unparalleled collection. Under Beal's leadership the DIA has co-organized outstanding exhibitions such as Van Gogh: Face to Face in 2000 and Magnificenza! The Medici, Michelangelo and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence in 2003. Also in 2003, Beal curated the popular exhibition On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the DaimlerChrysler Collection. Among the other exhibitions presented during Beal's tenure are Degas and the Dance, 2002; American Attitude: Whistler and His Followers, 2003, and Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter, 2006.