Time’s Richard Lacayo reports on the announcement that the Miami Art Museum’s director announced his resignation shortly after the design of the Museum’s new building was revealed. Lacayo speculates it was not a happy parting and maybe it just came down to creative differences:
It was only last week that the Miami Art Museum (MAM) made public the Herzog & de Meuron design for their new building. And then today, boom, the museum announced the resignation of MAM Director Terry Riley — “effective immediately” — after just three and a half years on the job.
Riley, who is also an architect and will be returning now to his firm Keenen/Riley, came to MAM in 2006 from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he had been chief curator of architecture and design. In the museum’s press release announcing his resignation MAM Chairman Aaron Podhurst congratulates Riley for doing a “superb job” in “the dual goals of focusing MAM’s mission and creating a clear vision for the development of the museum’s new building.”
Terry Riley Leaving the Miami Art Museum (Looking Around/Time)