Nik Apostolides, Adjunct Faculty
Nik Apostolides is an arts manager, educator, and independent curator. His latest exhibition, “Mixed Blood,” a series of photographs of mixed race/ethnicity families by the contemporary photographer CYJO, opened in Beijing at the Today Art Museum and toured China in 2014-2015. He is currently Deputy CEO of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Prior to this position, he worked as the Associate Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, where he conceived and curated an inter-disciplinary program series, Portraits After 5, featuring contemporary artists. Previously, he served as the Associate Manager for Planning at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Mr. Apostolides is active on a number of nonprofit boards, including the D.C. Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative and React to Film, which leverages the best documentary filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement in schools and colleges across the country.
Mr. Apostolides earned his B.A. with a double major in art history and classical civilizations from Wesleyan University in Connecticut; and his Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University. He is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute.