Richard B. Townsend Named Director of Museum of Biblical Art

Richard B. Townsend has been named director of the Museum of Biblical Art, reports Robin Pogrebin of the New York Times. Townsend is a specialist in early modern European art with a focus on the Baroque. In the past he has acted as president and chief executive of the Museum of Latin American Art, deputy director for external affairs at the Miami Art Museum, and executive director and chief executive of Price Tower Arts Center. Board chairwoman Roberta Green Ahmanson notes that he brings to the museum “a history of helping a diverse range of museums extend their reach.”