Washington’s Corcoran Gallery is losing its director, Paul Greenhalgh, who steps down after four years heading the institution and two years after finding out he had cancer, the Washington Post reports:
“It is only natural that there is curiosity about my medical condition, and clearly it is a significant factor in my life at this time,” he said. “I would say, however, that it is important to remember that I am in full remission and have been back at work at the Corcoran for well over a year now. If anything, these things make one think about family and long-term life choices.”
Greenhalgh, 54, arrived at the Corcoran in spring 2006, hoping to consolidate the work of the art gallery and the city’s only art college, and to steady the programs and financial lifelines of the museum. However, the Corcoran has had a rocky recent past, dealing with declining donations and mounting repairs to an old and historic building.
“We remain financially fragile,” Greenhalgh said. Museum officials projected that the Corcoran will have a $4 million deficit in the fiscal year ending June 30.
Corcoran Director Paul Greenhalgh Steps Down After Four Years (Washington Post)