Peggy Fogelman, the director of collections at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, will be heading up to Boston to serve as the director of that city’s primo collection-turned-institution, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Fogelman will take over from Anne Hawley, who’s set to step down after nearly 30 years at the helm of the institution, the Boston Globe reports. During her tenure, Hawley watched the endowment swell by $50 million and oversaw a 2012 expansion designed by Renzo Piano. She steps down at the end of the year, and Fogelman will take over the role in January.
The new Gardner director began her career with a 20-year stint at the J. Paul Getty Museum, before going to the Peabody Essex Museum and then the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally heading to the Morgan in 2013.
The Gardner, a renowned century-old institution, has been in the news recently, as in August the FBI released security footage related to a still-unsolved 1990 heist of works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet. The Globe reports that, in regard to the decades-old crime, Fogelman is “optimistic the works would be returned.”