Seattle Art Museum has a new director, Derrick Cartwright. You can meet him at a CityClub event, Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Washington Athletic Club. KUOW’s Marcie Sillman will moderate the “Conversation with Derrick Cartwright,” which is part of CityClub’s Arts & Culture Series. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon program is 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Click here to register. We’re pleased to be one of several co-presenters.
Before coming to Seattle, Cartwright was executive director at the San Diego Museum, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and director of the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny in France. He succeeds Mimi Gates, a 2007 Mayor’s Arts Award recipient, who retired in June after 15 years as SAM’s director.
Also, check out SAM’s new blog SOAP, where Cartwright writes he is in “deep listening mode” his second week on the job.