Olga Viso

Walker Art Center

The speed at which Olga Viso advanced in her field could give a person whiplash. Shortly after getting her master’s in art history, she took the role of assistant curator at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and was named director in a decade. In 2008, she was named director at the Walker Art Center and has focused on ensuring long-term sustainability for one of the nation’s most-visited premier contemporary art museums.