Rich Kinder to head up search committee for MFAH's Peter Marzio successor
After several months of silence following the December 2010 death of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston director Peter Marzio, the institution has revealed its search committee for the new director. Serving as committee chair is Rich Kinder, a life trustee of the MFAH and a close friend of Marzio. Also on the small selection committee are Chairman of the Board of Trustees Cornelia Long, Brad Bucher, Anne Duncan, William Mathis and Michael Zilkha.
The committee has yet to meet and establish a timetable for the selection process.
As reported in CultureMap and elsewhere, Marzio, who died unexpectedly after a private battle with cancer, built the museum into an art world juggernaut. An April 9 New York Times article noted that Marzio is "widely credited with having turned the museum from an interesting regional institution into a world-class art destination."