MOCA's New Director Rumored To Be Jeffrey Deitch

By Tom Christie, Senior Features Editor

The Museum of Contemporary Art says it will announce its new director Monday morning, but the as yet unconfirmed rumor is that it will be ubiquitous New York gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, proprietor of Deitch Projects.

If so, it would be a highly unusual move for a commercial gallerist to run a museum. But, given MOCA's financial problems, perhaps the board felt it needed a man of art and commerce at the helm.

In any case, these are unusual days in the Los Angeles museum world, what with the Getty's Michael Brand mysteriously stepping down earlier this week with a year left on his contract. What (or who) next?

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