Director’s Departure Points to Struggles at NY Africa Center

artnet News | Sarah Cascone:

New York’s Africa Center, which has long aimed to open a new flagship in Harlem, did not announce the resignation of its director, Michelle D. Gavin, last fall, reports the New York Times. The loss of Gavin, who was hired two years ago, appears to be symptomatic of the troubles that continue to plague the institution.

The museum confirmed the director’s departure, telling the Times in a statement that she “made the decision to step down from her role at the center to explore other opportunities more closely aligned to her personal interests and background.”… Read more

Image: The exterior of the forthcoming home of the Africa Center. Courtesy of the Africa Center