Richard Flood.

New Museum Curator at Large, Director of Special Projects Richard Flood Steps Down

Richard Flood, the curator at large and director of special projects at the New Museum in New York, has retired, Artnews reports. In an internal email that museum director Lisa Phillips sent to staff last week, she wrote: “Richard has my heartfelt admiration and appreciation for all he has done for the New Museum over the years, for being our poet in residence, and for mentoring so many young people. We look forward to a continued relationship in his next chapter.”

Flood first joined the institution in 2005. During his tenure, he curated numerous exhibitions, including “Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other” (2010), “Double Album: Daniel Guzman and Steven Shearer” (2008), and “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” (2007–08), with Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni, and helped oversee the museum’s IdeasCity initiative. He came to the New Museum from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where he worked for eleven years, first as chief curator and then as deputy director. He also previously served as a curator at MoMA PS1, the director of Gladstone Gallery in New York, and a managing editor at Artforum.