Kennesaw State University Mourns Passing of Zuckerman Museum of Art Director

Justin Rabideau

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 25, 2018) — It is with great sadness that we share with you the difficult news that we have lost a member of the College of the Arts and Kennesaw State University family. 

Justin Rabideau, Director of the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, passed away yesterday.

Justin was a valued colleague, and his loss will be felt deeply not only within our KSU community, but also within the Atlanta arts community and beyond.

An accomplished printmaker and sculptor, Justin received his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Georgia. After various commissions and positions in New York and Florida, as well as Chile and Greece, Justin accepted a position with KSU’s Museum, Archives and Rare Books in August of 2012. He was promoted to Director of the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA) and was instrumental in opening the ZMA in March of 2014.

During his time at ZMA, Justin oversaw 45 exhibitions, including student and faculty exhibitions as well as nationally-known artist exhibitions. In October of this year. the ZMA was honored with a coveted Gold award from the Southeastern Museum’s “Excellence in Exhibitions” 2018 Competition for ”Tomashi Jackson: Interstate Love Song.”

We at KSU will forever be grateful for the many contributions Justin made to the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, the College of the Arts, and to Kennesaw State University.