Last year we saw the sudden and mysterious resignation of Hope Alswang as director of the Rhode Island School of Design‘s Museum of Art. That she would leave without warning led to lots of unanswered questions and theories (even after some of the ugly truth behind it all came out). So do we have a very similar situation kicking off now in New York with the announcement that Bill White, the long-serving president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum just up and quit entirely earlier this week? Thus far, like with Alswang’s departure, no one’s talking, except in this very brief statement received by the NY Times:
In a statement released by his spokesman, Glen Rochkind, Mr. White said: “These are institutions to which I have dedicated the last 20 years and will continue to support in absolutely every way possible. This has not been an easy decision for me, but I feel the time has come for me to pursue new challenges with similar goals.”
Update: Looks like it might have something to do with finances and subpoenas.