Amy Simon

Director of Collections and Exhibitions

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Amy Simon is Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, where she directs the special exhibitions program, oversees the physical control and display of the collection, and supervises the departments of exhibition planning, exhibition design, registration, and preparation.

As a member of the Museum’s executive team, she works closely with leadership and the curatorial department to develop collection installations and more than a dozen special exhibitions every year. She also serves as the staff liaison to both the Collections and Exhibitions committees of the High’s Board of Directors. Since joining the Museum, she has managed more than one hundred special exhibitions, most recently The Obama Portraits Tour (2022), Calder-Picasso (2021), Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” (2019), and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (2018). In 2018, she helped oversee the planning and execution of a major reinstallation of the High’s collection, spanning approximately seventy thousand square feet of gallery space.

Prior to joining the executive team in 2016, Simon served as the High’s Manager of Exhibitions from 2010 to 2016, during which time she helped lead multiyear exhibition partnerships with the Musée du Louvre and the National Galleries of Scotland. She has served on the board of the American Alliance of Museums’ Registrar’s Committee (2004–2008) and is an active member of the American Exhibitions Organizers and the International Exhibitions Organizers, where she presented on the topics of Diversity and Equity in Art Museum Strategies and Initiatives (2019) and Organizing Exhibitions for Children and Youth Audiences (2018). She earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and anthropology from the University of West Georgia and participated in the Center for Creative Leadership.