The Asian Art Museum’s Deputy Director, Art & Programs.

Mintz provides strategic direction on education, interpretation and public programs, and will oversee the growth and development of the museum’s world-class collections, building on the museum’s leadership in the San Francisco cultural community by working closely with dedicated staff, board, patrons, and volunteers to ensure audiences on-site and online are immersed in rewarding art experiences. He begins his tenure at the Asian Art Museum on July 5, 2016, at the mid-point of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

A scholar of Japanese art with deep interests in cross-cultural artistic traditions, Mintz has been serving as Chief Curator and Curator of Asian Art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland since 2012. Mintz has worked at the Walters since 2006, curating a range of topical exhibitions and installations exploring points of intersection between Eastern and Western art, 18th-century Japanese painting, Japanese decorative arts, modern woodblock prints, and contemporary art from India, Thailand, Japan and China — all while maintaining a robust agenda of teaching and publishing.