The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, which reopens on February 9 following its 59,000-square-foot expansion by Foster + Partners, tapped a new director and ceo. Art historian and curator Elliot Bostwick Davis, who comes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), starts her new gig on March 2, 2019. She succeeds Hope Alswang, who will retire after helming the museum for nearly a decade. The board of trustees noted Davis’s many accomplishments like launching pilot programs, writing 20 publications and curating 15 exhibits on artists including Mark Rothko and Edward Hopper. It isn’t her first time working with architect Norman Foster either. She was instrumental in his new Art of the Americas wing, whose 53 galleries and 5,000 objects occupy a third of the MFA’s gallery space.
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