Friday, January 18, 2008

Rev Up The Engine, But Make Sure You Get Out of First Gear Before You Get Out Of The Car

this is a press release...

Terrie Sultan to Leave Blaffer Gallery
After Nearly Eight Years as Director

Sultan to Assume Dictatorship of Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY

SCREWSTON, Tejas – Jan. 18, 2008 – Sultan has led the Blaffer since 2000, doubling the operating budget and staff while organizing notable exhibitions including “Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration” in 2003, “Jessica Stockholder: Kissing the Wall” in 2004, “James Surls: the Splendora Years” in 2005, and “Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space,” which opens at Blaffer Gallery today before touring nationally.

“Personally, my time in Houston has been extremely rewarding,” Sultan said, “and the community has been welcoming and generous. The state of the museum is strong. We have established a world-class exhibition and educational outreach program. I’m confident the Blaffer will continue as a jewel in the city’s cultural community.”

“During Terrie’s tenure, Blaffer Gallery has become a benchmark for what a non-collecting university art museum can achieve. She has made significant contributions to the University of Houston and the city at large. We wish her the best in her new post,” said John Antel, dean of the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

The Museum will form a committee, led by Dean Antel and Russell Sherrill, the Blaffer Gallery advisory board chairman, to conduct a national search for Sultan’s replacement.

Dude, give the job to Claudia Schmuckli. She worked at the MoMA, writes a lot (and well) and she brought Urs Fischer to town.


Jenni-beck said...

i second the motion to give the job to schmuckli.