Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ted Pillsbury : Rest in Peace

Briefly noted: Ted Pillsbury, director of the Kimbell Art Museum from 1980 to 1998, passed away at age 66 on Thursday, March 25 of an apparent heart attack. During his tenure he was responsible for numerous important acquisitions and major exhibitions, turning the Kimbell into a world-class museum along the way.

The Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram both have good overviews of his life and career. There's also a 1998 interview with him on the KERA TV site.

Late update: Family members are now reporting Pillsbury's death was a suicide. The Dallas Morning News has more information.

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