Sue Graze, director of Arthouse since 1999 has resigned as Executive Director to become Director Emeritus. Graze has has shepherded the org through a name change, an ostentatious makeover, a staff purge that eliminated the org’s last curator, and an ugly controversy over improper use of art installations as event props. Graze will remain on at Arthouse a Director Emeritus, a position given her in gratitude for her service by the board.
Perhaps Arthouse’s ever-diminishing staff will smooth the talked-about merger between it and the Austin Museum of Art easier; AMOA is also directorless, since Dana Friis-Hansen’s resignation earlier this year to take a job in Grand Rapids, MI, a town he said is “building a better place for the creative class,” while “Texas is being led down a trail to no-know land by its leadership.” Why, with no directors or curators at all, the newly-combined Arthouse/AMOA’s sumptuous ipe-wood roof deck and cavernous upper gallery could simply be rented out for parties ALL the time!
also by Bill Davenport
- DMA Crane Flip Video - April 26th, 2015
- Helmreich New Dean of Fine Arts at TCU - April 25th, 2015
- Two Cents for Houston's New Cultural Plan - April 25th, 2015
- New Art Lands in the Woodlands - April 24th, 2015
- Bob Wade Revamps First Public Sculpture - in Waco! - April 19th, 2015