Honolulu Museum of Art Director Steps Down

Jan 28, 2016

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Some change is in the works at Honolulu’s largest art museum.

Stephan Jost is stepping down as the director of the Honolulu Museum to lead Canada's largest art gallery the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Over the last five years he oversaw the rebranding of the museum’s different locations including the Spalding House on Tantalus and the historic Doris Duke estate on the slopes of Diamond Head.

Jost is credited with balancing the museum’s budget as well as increasing the museum’s attendance, programs and membership.

And he’s confident he’s leaving the museum in good hands.

When asked what he will miss most about Hawai‘i, he said the people.

Stephan Jost’s last day will be on March 11th, and the museum’s board of Trustees have begun a search for his successor.