– Maxwell L. Anderson is director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
1977-1981 – Anderson received an A.B. from Dartmouth with highest distinction in Art History, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard, having spent abroad as Harvard’s Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellow.
– He was an assistant curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1985 – He taught in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, and at the Università di Roma.
1987 – He became director of Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum.
1990 – He was decorated as Commendore, or Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy.
1995 – Anderson was previously director of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
1998 – He was director of Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario and of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta.
– Anderson was the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
1999 – Was a Cultural Laureate of the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
– He has taught at Princeton University and the University of Rome.
2004 – Anderson was a Principal with AEA Consulting of New York and London, specializing in planning for the cultural sector.
2006 – Maxwell L. Anderson has been The Melvin & Bren Simon Director & CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art since May.