Teitelbaum in 2011
Matthew D. Teitelbaum
February 13, 1956
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||Carleton University|
Courtauld Institute of Art
|Employer||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Spouse(s)||Susan M. Cohen|
Early life and education
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Teitelbaum is the third child and only son of the late painter Mashel Teitelbaum. His mother Ethel was an administrator and later a government official. The household was noisy, busy, and frequented by artists, politicians, writers, and media figures.
Teitelbaum first held curatorial positions with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Mendel Art Gallery. He later joined the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1993 as chief curator and was later appointed as the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO in 1998. As a curator, he has published numerous publications and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary Canadian artists as Greg Curnoe, Paterson Ewen, Joe Fafard, Betty Goodwin, Edward Poitras, and Robert Wiens. As the museum's director and CEO, he oversaw the institution’s $306 million expansion and renovation of its Beaux-Arts building by the architect Frank Gehry.
On April 9, 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston announced that Teitelbaum had been chosen to serve as its Ann and Graham Gund Director, replacing Malcolm Rogers, who had served as the museum's director for 21 years.
- Honorary Doctor of Law, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (2002)
- Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (2006)
- Member of the Order of Canada (2019)
- Hume, Christopher (Feb 22, 2009). "Art in his blood and steel in his bones". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
- "Matthew Teitelbaum Appointed Director of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston". Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. April 9, 2015. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
- Pogrebin, Robin (9 April 2015). "Toronto Museum Director to Succeed Malcolm Rogers as Leader of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston". New York Times. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
| Ann and Graham Gund Director
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2015 – present
Maxwell L. Anderson
| Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO
Art Gallery of Ontario
1998 – 2015