The Dia Art Foundation, which has been director-less since the exit of Philippe Vergne, who left Dia earlier this year to helm L.A. MOCA, has named Jessica Morgan as its new director, according to The New York Times. Morgan is currently a curator at the Tate Modern in London.
Morgan will oversee Dia:Beacon, the institution’s museum in Upstate New York with an extensive collection of Minimalist art, as well as the foundation’s other sites. She will also have the opportunity to consider plans that have long been underway to build a new Dia building in Manhattan, for which the organization has been fundraising. (Dia ran locations in Chelsea that closed a decade ago.)
Nathalie de Gunzburg, the chairwoman of Dia’s board, told The Times, “Will she keep the project the way it is? I don’t know. We have unanswered questions until she’s here.”