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Beloit alum Tubitis’92 named director of art museum at West Virginia University

This article was originally printed in the Feb. 4, 2019 issue of The Round Table. 

On Jan. 23, Todd J. Tubutis‘92 was named the newest director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University.

Previously the Associate Director at Sheldon Museum of Art,  Executive Director at Blue Sky Gallery, and an exhibition project director at the Field Museum in Chicago, Tubutis has had plenty of art experience under his belt. With over 20 years of directors, curating and managing people and projects, this position couldn’t fit Tubitis any better.

At Beloit, he student anthropology and museum studies and graduated  Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors. Then continued his education and  got his masters in anthropology from the University of British Columbia. Tubutis was also quite involved on campus with working with the Museums at Beloit College, WBCR and our very own Round Table.

After Beloit, Tubutis has been a part of many projects and was even featured in the film, “Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum: Jacqueline Kennedy – The White House Years, Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.” He started out as a lecturer at the University of Miskolc then moved to a seminars Manager at The Newberry Library. From there he began his journey through museums to his newest position as Director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University. 

Tubutis will officially start on Feb. 25. He will be the second director ever of the museum, which opened in 2015. The museum is currently home to more than 3,000 pieces of art in its collection. The museum has been without a director since July.

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