Katherine (Katie) Solender will join the Gund Gallery as interim director starting July 1, 2019 and brings with her more than 40 years of experience in the arts. She joined the staff of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in 1978 as a lecturer in the Education department, and from 1995 served as exhibitions manager and then director of exhibitions. During her years at CMA she organized several exhibitions and edited labels and numerous publications. She also was adjunct assistant professor of art history at Hiram College and at Case Western Reserve University. Since leaving the CMA in 2001, she has taken on both writing and editing projects, including A City Seen: The George Gund Foundation Photography Collection (2003) and ArtWorks: The Progressive Collection (2007). As an active museum consultant, she has worked with the Massillon Museum to develop an interpretive plan, managed long-range planning and reaccreditation for the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) in Oberlin, and long-range planning and reaccreditation for the CMA. She has been interim director at the AMAM from January 2003 to July 2004, from November 2011 to July 2012, and from September 2018 to March 2019. She currently serves as a member of the AMAM’s Visiting Committee, the Education Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and both the Advisory and Education committees of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, located in Cleveland. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in art history from Oberlin College and the Johns Hopkins University.