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Dr. Salvador Salort-Pons

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Executive Director, Collection St...

Phone: (313) ***-****  
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit , Michigan 48202
United States

Company Description: The DIA is committed to remaining open with full programming during the renovation and is using this time as an opportunity to reinstall some of the ,greatest hits,...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. , art history
    Royal Spanish College at the University of Bologna
  • master's degree , geography and history
    Royal Spanish College at the University of Bologna
  • M.B.A. , finance
    Royal Spanish College at the University of Bologna
  • master's degree , geography and history
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • master's degree , geography and history
    Southern Methodist University
  • M.B.A. , finance
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • M.B.A. , finance
    Southern Methodist University
  • Ph.D. , art history
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Ph.D. , art history
    Southern Methodist University
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Leadership Updates
www.leadershipdirectories.com, 3 Dec 2015 [cached]
Salvador Salort-Pons, Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information, was named Museum Director, President and Chief Executive Officer at The Detroit Institute of Arts, effective October 15, 2015.
Salvador ...
www.uaw-chrysler.com, 16 Oct 2015 [cached]
Salvador Salort-Pons
Salvador Salort-Pons, an internationally respected Hispanic curator, scholar and author was appointed the 11th director of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on Sept. 16, 2015.
Now, the 45-year-old from Madrid, Spain, has his work cut out for him as he begins to lay out his vision for the DIA, addressing priorities, possibilities, the financial and political challenges of the job and his personal history.
Salort-Pons has been at the DIA since 2008, working as curator of the museum's European art department and leading its collection strategies.
Formerly, he was a senior curator at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, an assistant professor at the University of Madrid, and a curator at the Memmo Foundation in Rome.
He holds a master's in geography and history, a master's in business administration and a doctorate in the history of art. He is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish. diabox "The DIA is one of the finest museums in the world, and the reason I came to the DIA is because of its incredible collection," Salort-Pons said. "From the very first moment I came here, I realized how wonderful the staff was. How committed they are to the institution, this love they have, it was very inspiring to me."
Salort-Pons came to the United States in 2004 to Dallas. "In America there is always the opportunity to change things," he says.
Salvador Salort-Pons named ...
www.dia.org, 15 Oct 2015 [cached]
Salvador Salort-Pons named director of Detroit Institute of Arts - Will take office as the museum's 11th director on October 15, 2015
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Salvador Salort-Pons named director of Detroit Institute of Arts - Will take office as the museum's 11th director on October 15, 2015 The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) board of directors today named Salvador Salort-Pons, an internationally respected curator, scholar and the museum's executive director of collection strategies and information, as its director, president and CEO, effective October 15, 2015. Ed Note: There will be a media opportunity at 1:30 p.m. today in the DIA's Lecture Hall Salort-Pons has served as director of the museum's European Art Department since 2011, adding the role of director of collection strategies and information in 2013. He also serves as the Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the DIA and has played a key role in the museum's strategic planning process, approaching his work with the visitor-centered approach that is a key tenet of the DIA's vision. He succeeds Graham W. J. Beal, who retired as director of the DIA on June 30.
"Salvador's scholarship, extensive knowledge of the DIA, his international experience and his management skills make him the ideal choice to lead the DIA in the coming years," said Gene Gargaro, chair of the DIA board and chair of the search committee.
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"His success in overseeing one of the most important European art collections in the country was among the many factors that made Salvador such an appealing candidate to the Search committee.
"Two of our leading priorities at the DIA are: (1) expanding our tri-county and statewide outreach and (2) increasing our endowment. Salvador has the skills and experience to lead in both of these key areas. His extensive and intimate knowledge of the DIA's collections, his interpersonal skills and his relationship with the museum's current and prospective donor base and other advocates for the DIA will enable Salvador to have an immediate positive impact on the museum's future direction."
Salort-Pons said: "I am honored and excited at this opportunity to lead one of the world's finest museums.
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For the DIA, Salort-Pons has organized the exhibitions Fakes, Forgeries and Mysteries, Five Spanish Masterpieces and was the in-house curator for the show Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus - among others. Prior to coming to Detroit, Salort-Pons 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. While at the Memmo Foundation, he co-curated Il trionfo del colore: Collezione Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza (Rome, 2002) as well as Velázquez (Rome, 2001), which was the first monographic exhibition on the painter ever organized in Italy. Salort-Pons has been the recipient of a Rome Prize Fellowship at the Spanish Academy of Rome and a research fellow at the Royal College of Spain in Bologna (founded in 1364), the Getty Grant Program, the Medici Archive Project in Florence and Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, among others.
In addition to two books-Velázquez en Italia (Madrid, 2002) and Velázquez (Madrid, 2008-Salort-Pons has published a number of scientific articles in British, Spanish and Italian journals and exhibition catalogues. He holds a master's in geography and history (University of Madrid), a master's in business administration (Cox School of Business, SMU) and a doctorate in the history of art (University of Bologna).
Salort-Pons, 45, is a native of Madrid, and currently resides in Bloomfield Hills with his wife, Alexandra, and their two children, Piper and Tucker. He and his family plan to move to Detroit soon.
Newly appointed DIA Director ...
www.dia.org, 4 Nov 2015 [cached]
Newly appointed DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons has been to every gala during the past seven years, but this will be his first in his current role.
"This year's theme is 'heart of our city,' which fits in with our vision of the DIA becoming the town square of Detroit," said Salort-Pons.
Midwest Art History Society
www.mahsonline.org, 1 Sept 2014 [cached]
Salvador Salort-Pons (2015) Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202 Phone: (313) 833-7680 E-mail: ssalortpons@dia.org
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Salvador Salort-Pons
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