Friday, May 13, 2011

Daily Art Nag for May 13, 2011

from the SLOG News & Arts and Jen Graves

photo: John Lok/The Seattle Times

Derrick Cartwright is leaving SAM, he wrote on the museum's blog today.

This comes as a total surprise to me. I don't know what happened. Cartwright's statement says he will take time to refresh his love for art history rather than focusing on institutional administration, which he has been doing for several years, and to be with his family.

In Cartwright's short tenure here, he was very well-respected by artists, pretty much loved by staffers (even though he had to make layoffs due to the WaMu crash's aftermath), and colleagues enjoyed working with him. He arrived in summer 2009, less than two years ago. (Here is what I wrote about him then.)


Related here and here

1 comment:

  1. That is so strange. I will be interested to see what he says in his follow interview. Well, spotted, Kevin.