As director of Design and Architecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Jeffrey Strean implements a comprehensive vision for the conception and installation of the museum’s encyclopedic permanent collection displays as well as a robust program of special exhibitions. He most recently led the construction oversight and review of the museum’s $350 million Raphael Viñoly expansion and renovation project, which was completed in 2012. He came to the museum in 1994 after having worked at the Brooklyn Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
His training through the Getty Leadership Institute and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University has led to numerous collaborative and leadership roles throughout Greater Cleveland and northeast Ohio, including acting as an advisor to the City of Cleveland Design Review for the University Circle and Euclid Corridor to Downtown. A member of the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design Advisory Board and a commissioner of the Fine Arts Garden, Mr. Strean has also served on the board of directors for Cleveland Public Art, Friends of Cleveland School of the Arts, and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.