Revolving Door: Kathy Halbreich Leaves the Walker Art Center

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Big news in the museum world this week, as it was announced that Kathy Halbreich, the Director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, has resigned after sixteen years there and will be hitting the road come November 1st. Lots of info in the press release to read over about her history and what the plans are to replace her. Seems like she just figured it was time to move on. Here’s a bit from her statement:

“The Board provided me with a three-month sabbatical, which not only allowed me to reflect and recharge, but also gave me time to begin to imagine what lies ahead,” Halbreich said. “I have at least one more chapter in my professional life and, as I approach my 58th birthday, I want to be open to new challenges and opportunities. This exploration would be impossible while remaining director of this ambitious and remarkable institution. The Walker has many more chapters in its history and its patrons, staff, and board deserve a thoughtful transition as we collectively prepare for new leadership.”