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Todd J. Tubutis has served as the director of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona since July 2023.

Tubutis has 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and management, strategic planning, fundraising, and institutional outreach, as well as record of innovative exhibition development and curatorial initiatives. Since 2019 Tubutis has served as director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University. From 2015 to 2019, he was associate director at the University of Nebraska’s Sheldon Museum of Art. Earlier in his career, Tubutis was executive director of Blue Sky Gallery, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts in Portland, Oregon.

“I am delighted to introduce and welcome Todd Tubutis as the next director of the Center for Creative Photography,” said Andy Schulz, vice president for the arts at the University of Arizona. “Todd comes to us with a wealth of experience working at, and leading, cultural institutions located within flagship public research universities. I look forward to working closely with Todd and the entire CCP staff during this exciting next phase in the center’s history.

Tubutis has a passion for photography. At Blue Sky Gallery, he grew organizational capacity, diversified funding streams, and furthered its reputation as a champion of emerging photographic artists. Tubutis independently curated an exhibition for the Wright Museum of Art, Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and Its Aftermath (cited as “The Best Photography Exhibition of 2015” by critic and curator Pete Brook). And at WVU, he strategically expanded the Art Museum’s collecting plan to include photography, secured the organization’s first dedicated photography acquisition fund, and organized photo-specific public programs, exhibitions, and donor cultivation events.