The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh has picked a new director: Patrick Moore, who has been with the museum since 2011 as its director of development. He takes the place of Eric Shiner, who announced last summer that he would step down from the top spot to take a job at Sotheby’s, a nonprofit-to-for-profit move that is rarely seen in the art world. Moore had been serving as interim director in the intervening time.
Before joining the Warhol Museum, Moore had been with the Alliance for the Arts in New York, “where he was the creator and project director of the Estate Project, a program that addressed the impact of the AIDS crisis on the national arts community through advocacy, preservation, and fundraising,” according to a news release from the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the collective of museums that includes the Warhol, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
“The Andy Warhol Museum is one of Pittsburgh’s gems, and I look forward to seeing what Patrick’s leadership will bring to the next phase of its development,” Jo Ellen Parker, the president and CEO of Carnegie Museums, said in a statement. “His unmatched passion for the museum and Andy Warhol’s legacy, as well as his knowledge of the Carnegie Museums family and the Pittsburgh community, will serve him well in embracing his new and expanded responsibilities.”
In other Warhol Museum news, a solo show by Firelei Báez just opened at the museum, and while I am only going by Instagram photos here, it looks pretty impressive.