The LA Times’s Suzanne Muchnic covers the departure of LACMA curator Lynn Zelevansky to become the Director of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh:
The Pittsburgh museum is a venerable institution with a broad collection. But it is best known for its long-running series of “Carnegie Internationals,” a prestigious showcase for contemporary art. Andrew Carnegie dreamed up the idea in 1896, hoping to build a collection of the “Old Masters of tomorrow” by purchasing works for the museum from the invitational exhibitions. Among the first acquisitions were paintings by Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler and Camille Pissarro.
Zelevansky is a native of New York who was educated at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Pratt Institute and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, both in Manhattan. She started her career as a university professor of art in New York and launched herself as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for seven years before moving west to join the staff at LACMA.
LACMA Curator to Head Carnegie Museum of Art (Culture Monster/LA Times)