Caitlin Bowling of Insider Louisville reports that Stephen Reily has been appointed the director of the Speed Art Museum. Reily has been the institution’s interim director since March 2017, following the departure of Ghislain d’Humières, who left his directorship to care for his sick father.
“Stephen stepped in graciously to serve the Speed at a time of need,” said Martha Slaughter, chair of the Speed Art Museum board of trustees, in a statement. “When he quickly brought it to life with a new strategic plan, careful financial planning, some key hires, and support for our incredible staff, the trustees quickly sought a way to turn his tenure into something more permanent. Eighteen months into life in our new building, the Speed has developed its sense of place and purpose.”
“When I got here, I found 125 colleagues who were ready to take the Speed to the next levelas proven in our remarkable results over the last eight months,” said Reily. “I am very excited to continue working with those colleagues and with our two boards to redefine what a great museum can mean for its city and state.”