Endowment for Curator of Performance at Ringling Museum



The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Florida State University have announced a new endowment gift to The Ringling from Stephen (Steve) and Judith (Judy) Shank, M.D. The gift will establish the Shank Curator of Performance Endowment, which will support the hiring and retention of performance programming leadership. A retired physician and three-year member of The Ringling Board of Directors, Judy Shank has served as the president of the Minnesota Medical Association, vice chair of the Board of Allina Health Systems and is a founding board member of Hennepin Health Systems. She currently serves on the Sarasota Area Board of United Way Sun Coast and SPOON Foundation. Along with her husband, she serves as co-chair of the National Advisory Committee of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Steve more recently founded Capella Education Company, the first wholly online university and is the former CEO of the Tonka Toy Company. The Shanks have supported Art of Performance at The Ringling since 2011, and with this endowment they have chosen to honor two architects of that program, Curator Dwight Currie and Guest Artist Manager Michael Kohlmann, and the new curator position will be named the Currie-Kohlmann Curator of Performance.

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