Matthew Teitelbaum

Matthew Teitelbaum

Teitelbaum in 2011.
Born Matthew D. Teitelbaum
(1956-02-13) February 13, 1956
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Carleton University
Courtauld Institute of Art
Employer Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Religion Jewish
Spouse(s) Susan M. Cohen
Children Max

Matthew D. Teitelbaum (born February 13, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian art historian, who is currently the director of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.


A native of Toronto, Teitelbaum is the son of the late painter Mashel Teitelbaum and Ethel. He holds a B.A. in Canadian history from Carleton University and an M.Phil. in modern European painting and sculpture from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has taught and lectured at Harvard University, York University, and the University of Western Ontario.[1]

Teitelbaum first held curatorial positions with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Mendel Art Gallery. He later joined the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1993 as chief curator and was later appointed as the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO in 1998. As a curator, he has published numerous publications and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary Canadian artists as Greg Curnoe, Paterson Ewen, Joe Fafard, Betty Goodwin, Edward Poitras, and Robert Wiens.[2] As the museum's director and CEO, he oversaw the institution’s $306 million expansion and renovation of its Beaux-Arts building by the architect Frank Gehry.[3]

On April 9, 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston announced that Teitelbaum had been chosen to serve as the Ann and Graham Gund Director, replacing Malcolm Rogers, who had served as the museum's director for 21 years.[4]

Personal life

Teitelbaum is married to Susan M. Cohen, who served as the executive director of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. They have two sons, Max and Elijah.[5]



Preceded by
Malcolm Rogers
Ann and Graham Gund Director
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2015 – present
Preceded by
Maxwell L. Anderson
Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO
Art Gallery of Ontario

1998 – 2015
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