Ned Rifkin, director of the Blanton Museum in Austin and UT prof, is resigning his museum job to focus on research and teaching as of May 31. The footsore Rifkin has already been director of the Hirshhorn in D.C., the Menil Collection, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, as well as undersecretary for art at the Smithsonian, and has been at the Blanton only since 2009. Simone Wicha, the Blanton’s deputy director for external affairs and operations, will be the new director beginning June 1.
Rifkin resigns Blanton, Wicha up next
by Bill Davenport April 27, 2011
So what’s the real back story here? Was he not that popular?