IN THE BEGINNING: Founder Alice Walton embraces Don Bacigalupi at the museum opening in 2011.
president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
, is leaving to become founding president of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
to be built in Chicago.
Bacigalupi, who was hired by Alice Walton
as executive director of the museum in 2009 and planned for the opening of the museum, will remain on the Crystal Bridges Board. He became president in 2013 in a realignment in which Rod Bigelow became executive director.
The museum news release here.
Filmmaker George Lucas
is the power behind the Chicago museum, which promises
to feature narrative art, cinema and digital art.