Throughout his career, Ghislain d’Humières has advanced community engagement and increased access to art at cultural institutions across the country. With extensive expertise in expanding public programming, building and caring for collections, and fundraising, he has led institutions through significant moments of transformation and growth. He joined the Norton Museum of Art as Director and CEO in January 2021—a pivotal moment for the institution, following its recent expansion by Foster + Partners and its November 2020 reopening after an eight-month closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At the Norton, d’Humières oversees Museum operations and the advancement of its collection, the leading and most far-ranging in Florida and the region. Working in concert with the curatorial and education departments, d’Humières will expand the Museum’s role as a vital, year-round resource for the entire West Palm Beach community, with programming that illuminates diverse and global perspectives.
D’Humières previously served as the Director and CEO of the Speed Art Museum, where he oversaw its 2016 expansion and pioneered a new approach to diversifying its board of directors, evaluating candidates on a spectrum of attributes to ensure a variety of backgrounds and experience. During his tenure, d’Humières made critical staff appointments, strengthened the institution’s national standing and brand, and led fundraising to support the institution’s growth and long-term vitality, ensuring the ongoing success of the museum. Prior to his role at the Speed, he served as the Director and Chief Curator of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, and Assistant Director during the opening of the new home of the de Young Museum. He also served as Executive Director of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Vice President at Christie’s; and Senior Specialist for Sotheby’s and Christie’s in Europe, the U.S. and South America.