Director Connie Wolf to Leave Contemporary Jewish Museum for Stanford

More news from San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, following their brief and very well-handled scandal last week over a conservative security guard who told a lesbian couple to quit holding hands in a Gertrude Stein exhibit (the museum pulled another great damage control move this weekend with yesterday being their official “Hand Holding Day“). This time around, it’s nothing so dramatic. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the museum’s longtime director, Connie Wolf, has announced that she will be leaving at the end of the year to become the head of Stanford‘s Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. During Wolf’s tenure at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, she’d helped grow the organization considerably, perhaps most notably in raising $85 million to move the museum from a small 2,500 square foot building into the massive Daniel Libeskind-designed space it calls home today. At Stanford, she’ll be once again preparing to segue into a new building designed by a high-profile architecture firm, as the university announced back in April that it had hired Diller Scofidio + Renfro to build for it a new arts building. Wolf takes over at Stanford as of January 1st of next year.