On Thursday, Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), told the MFA's Board of Trustees his future plans to retire. Throughout his nearly 20 years at the museum, Rogers—who in May becomes the longest-serving Director in the MFA’s 144-year history—established a legacy of “opening doors” to communities from Boston and around the world. The Board will establish a committee to oversee a global search for the museum’s next director, with Rogers remaining at the helm until a successor is appointed.
Additionally, Rogers has appointed two curatorial chairs. Frederick Ilchman, the Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, has been promoted to Chair of Art of Europe and Benjamin Weiss, the Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Visual Culture, will become Chair of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.