Robert Fitzpatrick, director and CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Art since 1998, has become international managing director of Haunch of Venison, a 6-year-old gallery for contemporary art with spaces in London, Zurich and Berlin.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, 67, stated when he took the position that he would stay no more then 10 years in the position and has proven his word literal.
He is now moving to New York, where his new position would be to oversee the fall opening of a 20,000-square-foot branch of the Haunch of Venison gallery at Rockefeller Center.
Read more here in the Chicago Tribune
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Also in Mini-News Attendance at the Chicago city museums fell 3% in 2007 over the previous year. People seem to be blaming the King Tut Expo?
I wonder if there just so hapened to be 3% fewer days with sun in 2007 also?
Read more here
That fucker King Tut, how dare he screw with Museum attendance.
Maybe the drop has to do with the rising admission fees and the expense and nuisance of parking or getting to the Museum Campus via CTA.
Also the MCA has had some tepid shows of late.
I am not hopeful for Madeleine Grynsztejn’s tenure, her work at the AIC was nothing to write home about if I recall correctly.