Revolving Door: Richard Armstrong Chosen as Thomas Krens’ Replacement at the Guggenheim


It looks like there’s a final front runner in the search for the new Guggenheim Foundation director to replace Thomas Krens, who you might remember our reporting on his leaving back in February. So who is it, as Krens steps aside and possibly heads to the Hudson Yards Museum? According to the NY Times, it’s looking like it’s going to be one Mr. Richard Armstrong, he of the strong arms and the former director of the Carneige in Pittsburgh. Here’s a bit:

Eleanor R. Goldhar, the Guggenheim’s deputy director of external affairs, confirmed that Mr. Armstrong was the leading candidate. Although he is still negotiating with the museum, she said, the museum’s board is set to vote on the appointment at its next meeting, scheduled for Sept. 23. She added that the board might decide to vote earlier.

For more: CultureGrrl has some additional info and links back to the speculation before it was officially announced.