Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Select Max Hollein as Director
SAN FRANCISCO (March 22, 2016) – The Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco today chose Max Hollein as the new director of the largest public arts institution in Northern California, effective June 1, 2016.
Hollein currently serves as director of Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle (since 2001) and as director of the Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection (since 2006). He is known for prodigious fund raising, innovative exhibitions, management and leadership skills, transforming institutions, building collections, and broadening audiences by making art more accessible. He takes over leadership of one of the most popular art institutions in the United States – with 1.6 million visitors in 2014, the fourth most-visited museums in the country.
Hollein was chosen after an extensive international search by a selection committee of the museums’ Board of Trustees.
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A rendering of the Museum Park expansion project at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. CreditVia North Carolina Museum of Art and Civitas
RALEIGH, N.C. — The highest point in this city is looking a little steeper this winter, thanks to the mounds of red earth exhumed by roaring excavators.
Crews are reconfiguring the land to create a new gathering space here. Come summer, this 17-acre site should be covered by 400 trees and more than 20 mounded gardens filled with native plants and walkways as well as bike paths connected to more than 100 miles of greenway stretching across Raleigh. In the center will be a manicured meadow welcoming aimless wanderers, sun worshipers and cultural events.
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