Sotheby’s has recruited yet another museum director to join their New York offices. Lisa Dennison, who became director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2005, announced her resignation to focus on internal business development at Sotheby’s.
Dennison leaves the museum after serving for 29 years, climbing the ranks from an internship during college. She said to Carol Vogel of the New York Times, “[T]his is the moment where if I’m going to make a change I should do it now.”
According to Vogel’s article, Dennison’s strengths lie in postwar and contemporary art which are departments Sotheby’s has been trailing behind rival Christie’s in sales.
Dennison joins other former museum directors such as Richard E. Oldenburg, formerly of MoMA and Charles S. Moffett, formerly of the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.