Kristan H. McKinsey, Director


MA/Early American Culture

BA/Art History with Concentration in Asian Studies 

McKinsey has more than 32 years experience as a museum curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Evanston Historical Society and Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences/Peoria Riverfront Museum.  She  hosted two major exhibitions organized by IWA before taking over as Director. She has extensive experience with historic research, exhibit development, writing exhibit catalogs, editing and lecturing on a variety of topics.

Outside of work, McKinsey enjoys cooking, swimming, playing the piano, reading, doing origami, sewing and tending the yard. She is President of the the board of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois and serves on the board of the Fine Arts Society of Peoria,