Boston’s ICA has hired a local curator, Helen Molesworth, who came to Boston to open a Contemporary art museum at Harvard. Those plans have been postponed, Geoff Edgers explains in the Boston Globe:
Molesworth will move from the Harvard Art Museum, which has indefinitely postponed plans to build a new museum for contemporary and modern art, to the Institute of Contemporary Art. She will serve as the ICA’s chief curator starting Feb. 22.
Molesworth, 43, replaces Nicholas Baume, who left the ICA in September to serve as director of the Public Art Fund in New York. In a phone interview, Molesworth said she decided to apply for the ICA position only after it had become clear that Harvard would probably not move forward with its plans to build a museum in Allston for years.
“I was literally driving in my car and had this realization that I had been hired to help Harvard build a new museum across the river,’’ said Molesworth. “But the ICA is that building. I should probably call.’’
ICA Hires Harvard Museum’s Molesworth (Boston.com)