Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Departing director of Dallas Museum of Art brought zeitgeist

By Michael Granberry

Count me among those who will miss Maxwell Anderson, who in his three-plus years as its director brought a much-needed kick in the pants to the Dallas Museum of Art. During his tenure, he introduced free admission in a bold effort to widen the audience of the DMA. He took a stand against extravagant, for-profit shows — are you listening, King Tut? He helped bring the Keir Collection of Islamic Art to the DMA and spearheaded the upcoming Jackson Pollock exhibition that is sponsored by the DMA and not borrowed from another institution. [link]