Alison Weaver

Alison Weaver is the founding executive director of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, where she established an innovative program fostering transdisciplinary collaboration between the arts, sciences and humanities. She has concurrently led the expansion and diversification of Rice’s public art collection, adding more than 55 works to campus.

Weaver is an art historian and former director of affiliates for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she oversaw programs and operations in Berlin; Bilbao, Spain; Venice, Italy; and Las Vegas. While at the Guggenheim, she managed the departments of Exhibition Management, Registration, Art Services, and Library and Archives, and together with her curatorial colleagues, implemented a wide range of international traveling exhibitions.

Weaver earned a B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University and holds advanced degrees in art history from Williams College and the City University of New York. She also holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and gained executive experience as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. She is the co-president of the Houston Museum District and serves is a trustee for Texans for the Arts.

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