Scott Winterrowd has been appointed director of the Sid Richardson Museum, effective July 1, 2019. He succeeds Mary E. Burke, who will assist with the leadership transition and retire Aug. 31 after having directed the museum since January of 2012.
“Scott Winterrowd is a widely-recognized leader in the field of museum education. He has a
distinguished record of service spanning 24 years at some of our nation’s finest museums. He is well-prepared to lead the strong team he inherits from Mary Burke and build on her legacy of inspiring, innovative and impactful leadership,” said Pete Geren, president of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, which owns the museum.
Winterrowd has worked for major art museums, including the Amon Carter Museum, Dallas
Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Most recently he served as Director of Education at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University. He has been invited to present at numerous museums including The Gilcrease Museum, Kimbell Art
Museum, Reynolda House Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art. He has developed an array of multidisciplinary educational materials on a wide range of art topics covering both Western and non-Western art history. He has also developed interpretive materials and assisted in planning exhibitions focused on major artists including Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Eakins, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Edwin Church. Winterrowd has been active in the art museum education field, serving as program chair for the board of Museum Education Roundtable from 2003-2009. In 2014 he was awarded Art Museum Educator of the Year for the Western Division of the National Art Education Association. He holds a Master’s degree
in Art Education and a Certificate in Art Museum Education from the University of North Texas.
A native of Fort Worth, Winterrowd is also an artist who focuses on watercolor and print media,
drawing subject matter from travel imagery and the landscape of the Southwest and his native Texas. His art has been exhibited in numerous galleries around Texas and California.