Dia:Beacon has hired a new director, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal. Her name is Susan Batton and she comes from the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT:
Batton, who will be based at Dia:Beacon, will supervise the operations and administration of the museum, including planning, fundraising, community relations and the implementation of public programs and exhibitions, among other areas. Dia:Beacon is the permanent home for Dia’s collection of artworks from the 1960s to the present.
In her new position, Batton will work closely with senior staff across Dia’s locations, promoting the ways Dia:Beacon can contribute to the institution’s mission of realizing artists’ vision.
“Susan Batton brings together a rare set of qualities: an acute understanding of art and of Dia’s history, philosophy and mission, and very substantial experience in institutional management,” said Philippe Vergne, director of Dia Art Foundation. “Her clear and methodical thinking, along with her skills and expertise, will benefit the institution, its patrons, the artists and our audiences,” he said.
Dia:Beacon hires Susan Sayre Batton as managing director (Poughkeepsie Journal)