Ruth K. Beesch

Sr. Deputy Director, Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Ruth Beesch, Sr. Deputy Director, Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the Jewish Museum manages Exhibitions, Education, Collections, and serves on the Sr. Management Team. Ms. Beesch has supervised exhibitions such as Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Contemporary Art; Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, and Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. In 2017 she oversaw the installation of Scenes from the Collection. She has taught in the Museum Studies Program at NYU and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums (with an Outstanding Peer Reviewer Award in 2008). Ms. Beesch was Director of the Weatherspoon Art Museum from 1989-1997.