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Promotions at Crystal Bridges

Posted By on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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Don Bacigalupi has been named president of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where he will also now have a seat on the board of directors, the museum announced today. Taking his place as executive director will be Rod Bigelow, former deputy director for operations and administration.

Alice Walton, chairman of the board and founder of the museum, is quoted in today's announcement of the promotions:

“Don was the right director at the right time,” said Alice Walton. “The success we have enjoyed during the course of the past three years has been directly attributable to his leadership—in getting the building open and creating a successful inaugural year, surpassing all expectations. As important, he has created a first-rate and highly effective leadership team, prepared to advance Crystal Bridges’ strategic plan and keep the momentum going into our second year of operation and beyond. In his new role, he is poised to take us to even greater accomplishments.

“Rod’s leadership in Museum operations and his unique experience with Crystal Bridges has earned the board’s trust,” Walton said. “His growth in our organization has readied him for a more senior position at this exciting point in the Museum’s development. The board feels these promotions are essential and perfectly timed for the organization.”

Bacigalupi will "advance the Museum’s national and global special initiatives," the press release said, and Bigelow will assume control of day-to-day operations.

Arts writer Lee Rosenbaum sees something unnerving in the latest shuffle of CBM personnel. (Director of Curatorial David Houston left in January)

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