Revolving Door: Kathy Halbreich Moves to MoMA


You’ll recall we reported back in March that Kathy Halbreich, Director of the Walker Art Center, had unexpected decided to turn in her resignation. From what we’d kinda figured was that she was going to take some time off and try something new. But now we take it that her resignation letter was something like a version of the “to spend more time with my family” line you hear so often in politics, as it’s been announced that she’s signed on as an Associate Director with the Museum of Modern Art. Here’s some:

For months, rumors have been circulating that Halbreich, 58, was being courted to succeed Glenn Lowry, the Modern’s director for the past 12 years, or to take over from Alanna Heiss, the director of the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens, which became an affiliate of the Modern in 1999.

But MoMA chose instead to create a position for Halbreich that will give her influence in organizing exhibitions, planning performances and making acquisitions without assuming directorial responsibilities like fundraising or capital expansions.