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Kim Boganey


Scottsdale Public Art

As Director of Scottsdale Public Art, Kim Boganey is responsible for the vision of Scottsdale’s nationally-recognized public art program, which serves as a leader in defining art in the public realm through creative place-making, signature events, exhibitions, and installations, all which contribute to the community’s creative, cultural, and economic vitality.

This includes management of the City’s Art in Public Places and Art in Private Development projects,
oversight for the care and maintenance of the City’s 1,000-object portable and public art collection, supervision of temporary exhibitions held at Civic Center and Appaloosa libraries, and leadership for Scottsdale’s annual 10-day free public art event, Canal Convergence.

Previously, as the Public Art Director with North Carolina’s Office of Raleigh Arts, she worked closely with designers, artists, architects and project teams to create art that is integrated in City buildings as a result of Raleigh’s Percent for Art program, as well as oversaw the temporary public art program, City Hall’s exhibition programming, and the City’s Municipal Art Collection. Boganey received her B.A. in Art History from Arizona State University and has attended Harvard University’s Summer Leadership Institute. She has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phoenix Arts Commission, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the nationally-recognized 40 Acres Art Gallery in Sacramento, California.

She has been active with several key art organizations, including the American Alliance of Museums, the Americans for the Arts, the Association for African-American Museums and the Western Museums Association. In 2008, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her to the state board of directors for the California African-American Museum. Kim Boganey has three children and four grandchildren. Her husband Stan Boganey is an aerospace engineer.