Don Bacigalupi, new director of Crystal Bridges Museum
[UPDATE: My interview with Bacigalupi is here.]
Don Bacigalupi, director of the Toledo Museum of Art, has just been named director of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, succeeding Bob Workman, who resigned in March. Bacigalupi, who assumes his post in late October, is a specialist in post-World War II American art and popular culture, putting him out of the range of most of the traditional American art collection assembled by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, the museum’s founder.
Here‘s the latest acquisition that the museum officially announced—a Thomas Moran landscape of 1862.
For Crystal Bridges’ full press release on the new appointment, go here. For Toledo’s release, go here. No word in these on when the delayed museum, designed by Moshe Safdie and originally scheduled to open in 2010, is now expected to receive the public.
Here’s what the site looked like last month: