Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Toledo Museum of Art Director Don Bacigalupi Leaves for Crystal Bridges

The Toledo Blade reported that Don Bacigalupi, director, president, and chief executive officer of the Toledo Museum of Art since 2003, will leave Toledo in October to lead a new museum being built in Arkansas by Alice Walton, the youngest child of the founder of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

A few years away from opening, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is being built on the edge of and over a natural spring on 100 wooded acres a quarter mile from downtown Bentonville, in northwest Arkansas.

Time's Art and Architectural Critic, Richard LaLacayo recently spoke with Bacigalupi about his move.