Peter Taub is a curator and arts manager with over 30 years of experience in developing and producing artist-centered projects. He was the founding director of the performing arts program at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from 1996 - 2016, and developed the program into a leading presenter multidisciplinary dance, theater and music. He established the MCA Stage New Works Initiative to support artists in developing new works with creative residencies and commissions, and engaging audiences around the creative process. Some of the larger recent MCA projects he developed are with eighth blackbird, Forced Entertainment, Kyle Abraham, Manual Cinema and George Lewis/Catherine Sullivan. Taub cofounded the Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF), a consortium-led organization that supports artistic exploration and growth with funding and artistic guidance, and which has grown to be the region’s largest source of support for new dance development.
From 1986-95 he led Randolph Street Gallery, an artist-run center focused on the work and ideas of artists, presenting a multi-faceted program of thematic exhibitions, performances, installations, and public art. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.