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Max Does Dallas: Anderson Leaves Indianapolis for Dallas Museum of Art


Maxwell Anderson
, director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art since 2006, is moving on (effective Jan. 9) to the directorship of the Dallas Museum of Art, which Bonnie PItman left for health reasons earlier this year.

The DMA’s announcement of the appointment is here.

Despite his embrace of his adopted Midwestern community, I always thought that it was a stop on Max’s return to greater professional prominence, after his ill-fated stint at the Whitney Museum (which involved the scuttling of the Rem Koolhaas expansion plan that Anderson had championed). With the Kimbell, Nasher, Amon Carter, Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art and a new performing arts center (not to mention Meyerson Symphony Hall, home to the Dallas Symphony), the Dallas/Fort Worth area has a greater critical mass of important cultural institutions than exists in Anderson’s current home city.

Now the Texas artworld only has one important art museum directorship yet to fill.

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