Melissa Chiu

June 5, 2014
Melissa Chiu

Photo by Ashley Gilbertson

Melissa Chiu (pronounced CHEW) is the director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She oversees a staff of 50 and a collection of nearly 12,000 objects that represent pieces by leading artists from the late 19th century to the present day, including paintings, sculpture, mixed‑media pieces, photography, works on paper, video and film. Melissa Chiu, incoming Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. (Photo by Ashley Gilberston)

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