- Kris Arnold
- Anderson in a 2009 file photo.
TheIndianapolis Museum of Art
announced today that its CEO and director, Maxwell L. Anderson, will vacate his position December 31. Anderson has been appointed the director of the Dallas Museum of Art, a position that he will assume Jan. 9, 2012.
The IMA Board of Governors will establish a search committee in the coming weeks. In the interim period, the IMA's senior management team will work in concert with the Board of Governors to manage the museum.
A press release cited Anderson's achievement during his five-and-a-half years with the IMA, including the establishment of the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park; the opening of the Miller House and Garden in Columbus; the selection of the IMA as a commissioning institution for the US Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale; and the organization of several traveling exhibitions, including this year's Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.
NUVO's most comprehensive interview with Anderson came a year into his tenure; in it, David Hoppe chats with the director about his favorite museums, his vision for a 21st-century museum and his plans for the then-nascent Art & Nature Park. We'll have more on the story as it develops.