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Delaware Art Museum Executive Director
Steve Bruni Announces Retirement
DELAWARE (May 26, 2004) - Stephen T. Bruni, Executive Director of
the Delaware Art Museum, announced today that he will retire, effective
March 2005. This will coincide with the opening of the newly expanded
and renovated Museum.
Bruni elaborated on his retirement plans at the regularly scheduled
meeting of the Museum Board of Trustees. "Susan Stalnecker
(Board President) and Ed Woolard (Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Honorary
Chair of the Museum's Capital Campaign) have worked closely with
me to develop a transition plan that will be best for the Museum
as it prepares to enter this exciting new phase." Bruni will
maintain his leadership position on the $25 million Capital Campaign,
continue to oversee the entire building project and continue to
direct the artistic staff and programs. This includes the acquisition
and installation of art for the new Museum and sculpture park, the
installation of the permanent collection in the new Museum and the
planning and installation of traveling exhibitions.
convinced us that this was the appropriate time to go public with
his decision to assure a smooth transition for the museum," said Stalnecker. "It was important to me and the Board that
Steve stay on through the opening of the new Museum because he's
been such a strong and effective leader of the Museum throughout
his tenure, but especially now, as we approach the full realization
of his unique vision."
said, "In the coming weeks, we will assemble a search committee
to begin planning for the hiring of a new director." It is
our hope that a new director will be in place prior to Steve's retirement
to assure an orderly transition.
who has been with the Museum for 31 years, has moved through various
positions, beginning as a Curatorial Assistant and becoming Executive
Director in 1986 to lead the Museum in its first major expansion
in 30 years.
fortunate I've been to be a part of the Delaware Art Museum," he said. "Art has been a passion for me my entire life and
I am fortunate to have had my love and my profession be one and
the same. Equally important, however, has been the gift of working
with so many talented people on the Museum staff and Board of Trustees
in the achievement of the artistic and cultural success of a Museum
recognized throughout the country and the world for its collections
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