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Walters Exec Director Julia Marciari-Alexander on Art, Life, and Weather in Baltimore

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courtesy of Sachs Photography, Baltimore
courtesy of Sachs Photography, Baltimore

Julia Marciari-Alexander, the newly christened executive director of the Walters, can’t wait for July first. It’s not that the museum’s launching some grand new exhibit on that day; instead, July 1 marks the date her husband, John Marciari, will step down as curator of the San Diego Museum of Art and call himself an official Baltimorean. This early summer, he, Marciari-Alexander, and their twins, Jack and Beatrice, nine, will all finally reside together in their house in Homeland, embarking on a busy life guaranteed to bring extreme change.

Women Are Taking Over Baltimore’s Art Institutions

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This week, the Walters Art Museum welcomed its new director, Julia Marciari-Alexander. Marciari-Alexander replaces Gary Vikan, a 27-year veteran of the institution, and joins Doreen Bolger (director of the Baltimore Museum of Art) and Rebecca Hoffberger (director of the American Visionary Art Museum) to make a trifecta of badass women in charge of the city’s largest art institutions.

Walters Names Julia Marciari-Alexander Executive Director

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Courtesy of Sachs Photography, Baltimore
Courtesy of Sachs Photography, Baltimore

There’s a new Walters exec director in town, Julia Marciari-Alexander — or at least she’s starting very soon, after relocating her husband and young twins all the way from San Diego, where where she currently serves as the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the San Diego Museum of Art. Marciari-Alexander will take up the Walters post on April 1st. Museum insiders say Marciari-Alexander completely loves the East Coast and is psyched to set up residence in Baltimore. I asked her firsthand about her decision to accept the high-profile position, and what she makes of our fair city so far.

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