Andrew Westover

Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education

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In September 2022, Andrew Westover joined the High Museum of Art as the Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education. An educator and ethicist, Westover helms the learning team at the High, which recently rearticulated its focus: connecting people with art and ideas to inspire better civic life. In this role, Westover is responsible for developing strategic initiatives and partnerships to deepen audience engagement, advance scholarship, and tackle urgent issues and topics through thoughtful, diverse programming that engages Atlanta’s communities.

Prior to joining the High, Westover was the Keith Haring Director of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. There they established a new long-range vision for the education department and provided leadership and strategy for all educational initiatives, including performances, talks and lectures, artist residencies, community partnerships, and school and youth programs. Westover has also held positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Phoenix Art Museum. Westover began their career as a classroom educator, and prior to museums, worked in schools, districts, and universities across the United States and abroad.

Westover holds a PhD and Master of Education focused on culture, institutions, and society from Harvard University; a Master of Religion from the Claremont School of Theology; a Master of Secondary Education from Arizona State University; and a Bachelor of History from Samford University.