MIT List Center Taps Former White Columns Director Paul Ha

Paul C. Ha, the newly named director of MIT's List Visual Arts Center. (Photo: MIT)

Paul Ha, the director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and a former executive director of New York nonprofit space White Columns, has been hired as director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s List Visual Arts Center.

Mr. Ha led CAM St. Louis for a decade, about a third of the life of the institution, which was founded in 1980. During his tenure the museum raised $40 million, established a $5 million endowment and hosted more than 90 exhibitions.

At the List Center, Mr. Ha will join another former New York museum professional, the curator João Ribas, who was hired two years ago from New York’s Drawing Center, where he won three awards for Best Exhibition in a Non-Profit Space from AICA, the International Association of Art Critics.

Prior to joining CAM, Mr. Ha served as deputy director of programs and external relations at the Yale University Art gallery and executive director and associate director of White Columns.

MIT List Center Taps Former White Columns Director Paul Ha