This just in: Ron Tyler is retiring as director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Tyler has bookended his career at the Amon Carter, working there as a curator before leaving in 1986 to teach at UT Austin for 20 years in the history department. In 2006 he returned to the museum, now as director, and has overseen the building’s recent renovation (to the shop and new cafe), as well as a total overhaul–a pretty successful one–of its website. They’ve also done some great shows, from the Wadsworth Athenium show this past spring to Mary Lucier’s haunting video installation "The Plains of Sweet Regret" in late 2008/09. Tyler will serve through April 1, 2011 (not a joke, we checked), and the museum is getting going with succession plans. It will be interesting to see if they go for another director with as much background in history as in art history.
also by Glasstire
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