Alyson Baker. Photo: Scott Mullin

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Executive Director Steps Down

Alyson Baker of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut has announced that she plans to step down from her role as executive director at the end of the year. During her six-year tenure, the institution became accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Baker oversaw the museum’s exhibition, education, and public programs, and spearheaded a rebranding campaign.

“I am proud to have contributed to The Aldrich’s remarkable 53-year legacy of supporting artists at critical moments in their careers, making influential and prescient curatorial choices that have a significant impact on the field, and developing innovative strategies for introducing and interpreting contemporary art for generations of audiences,” stated Baker. “While I look forward to my next chapter and new opportunities, I will always be an admirer and advocate of The Aldrich.”
Beginning in January 2018, Tracy Moore, the museum’s deputy director, and Richard Klein, the exhibitions director, will act as interim codirectors while the board of trustees conducts a search for Baker’s successor.