Dr. Gary Vikan

Gary Vikan was Director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore from 1994 to 2013. He serves on the Leadership Council of Johns Hopkins’ Brain Science Institute, on the Advisory Council on Culture and the Arts of the Salzburg Global Seminar, on the founding Board of Culture Kettle in Santa Fe, on the Committee for Cultural Policy in New York City, and is a Councilor of the Maryland State Arts Council. He has been an advisor to the Getty Leadership Institute and Princeton University’s Department of Art and Archaeology. He was appointed by President Clinton to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee and was knighted by the French Minister of Culture in the Order of Arts and Letters. Dr. Vikan received Carleton College’s Distinguished Achievement award and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Before coming to Baltimore, he was Senior Associate at Harvard’s Center for Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. Dr. Vikan currently owns Vikan Consulting, LLC