Noooooooo! Worst news of the day (and it's not even 8am). Michael Darling, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, will be leaving Seattle Art Museum in July. Michael has been selected to be Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. While I'm really excited for Michael, this just feels likes a huge loss. I will respect this man forever just for Target Practice.
“Michael’s contribution to SAM has been critical to the institution’s success over the past four years. He leaves us with an extraordinary legacy on which successors will surely build. While I speak for everyone here in saying that he will be missed, we all wish Michael the best in his new challenge, and we hope to collaborate with him again at some point in the near future.” - Derrick Cartwright.