SFMOMA appoints Neal Benezra as new director.
March 14, 2002 10:51 AM   Subscribe

SFMOMA appoints Neal Benezra as new director. Benezra was formerly the deputy director and curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and replaces David Ross, who left the museum in a hurry last August to become chairman of the board of Eyestorm. During his tenure, Ross spent $140 million on acquisitions for the museum; Elaine McKeon, chairwoman of the Museum's board told the NYTimes that "We will still continue purchasing works of art, but we are going to move more slowly." Benezra has ties to Hunk and Moo Anderson, and wrote the catalog essay for the 2000 show of the Anderson collection. Could this mean that the Anderson collection will eventually be gifted to SFMOMA? (sfgate story, nytimes story)
posted by msippey (4 comments total)
that sfgate story. should be interesting to see what this brings the museum on a curatorial level as well as an acquisition level...
posted by judith at 11:26 AM on March 14, 2002

thanks for posting the correct url, judith... (d'oh!)
posted by msippey at 12:56 PM on March 14, 2002

does that mean that we can return some of the loot from 010101?
posted by heather at 1:02 PM on March 14, 2002

(oh, and speaking of gifts... i wonder what the disposition of the kramlich collection will end up being...)
posted by msippey at 1:03 PM on March 14, 2002

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