Revolving Door: Lynn Zelevansky Takes Job as Director of Carnegie Museum of Art

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Some news from the museum world that isn’t about layoffs and budget cuts for a change. Lynn Zelevansky, the hot shot curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has decided to make the jump up to an even more high-profile job, becoming the director of the Carnegie Museum of Art. She’ll be making said move this July, taking over for Richard Armstrong, who himself left last year to take over at the Guggenheim. Here’s a bit:

“It’s exciting, but it’s very hard to leave Los Angeles,” Zelevansky said Thursday afternoon, reached at her office at the Wilshire Boulevard museum. “I didn’t think I wanted to be a museum director; I wasn’t looking for a job like that. But I know the city and its longstanding cultural foundation. I think the museum has enormous potential. It hasn’t had a high profile, but I think it can be a real international player, and I would like to try to make that happen.”