PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Four art museums, all located in Maine, are entering the new year seeking new top executives. The Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum of Art in Rockland, Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick are all operating with interim directors.
The biggest of the four is the Portland Museum of Art, which has been without a permanent director since Daniel E. O’Leary retired last spring. There’s no timetable for naming a successor at the museum, which lures 150,000 visitors a year and has a budget of $4.5 million.
Michael Conforti, president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, says the situation in Maine is a fluke and doesn’t suggest any particular trend.
Information from: Portland Press Herald,
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