Bolger, 66, announced Wednesday that she will retire on June 30 after 17 years as the museum director.
"It's important to know when the time is right to make a change," Bolger said.
"Last fall, as we were celebrating the museum's 100th anniversary and were starting to think about the future, I realized that many of the things that I had wanted to accomplish as director we had pulled off. I'm anticipating that a great new leader will be brought in to move the museum forward."
On her Facebook page Doreen Bolger posted this:
I have been thrilled to serve as BMA Director for 17 years. The BMA is an incredible museum in an awesome city. I look forward to seeing you all---think of how much time I will now have to attend exhibitions, performances, and gatherings! Wow! smile emoticonHer posting received already dozens of comments lauding her tenure.
|Doreen Bolger, Sun photo from a 2012 article|
Doreen has been tireless in moving the BMA into an age with more open museum walls. She has reached out to the broader art community on a daily basis. Just yesterday evening she attended the Design Conversation #69 at the Wind-Up Space. I have worked with Doreen on the board of D center and am truly saddened by her stepping down from the job she did so well.
Klaus Philipsen, FAIA
Here the press release
City Paper post