Walker Chief Curator Darsie Alexander leaving to head New York art museum

  1. Listen Arts reporter Marianne Combs on Walker, Guthrie news

    Jan 16, 2014

The Katonah Museum of Art, a small museum about an hour north of New York City, has hired Walker Art Center Chief Curator Darsie Alexander to be its next director.

According to the KMA, she will assume her new role March 1.

Darsie Alexander
Photo by Cameron Wittig

Under Alexander’s tenure, the Walker presented “Benches & Binoculars” and acquired the Merce Cunningham Dance Archive.

Her last major project with the Walker, “International Pop,” opens in Minneapolis in 2015.

Alexander joined the Walker in 2009, not long after her husband David Little was hired to curate the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ photography department.

According to the MIA, Little is staying on “for the foreseeable future” and the couple has plenty of experience making long commutes for family and work.

  • Frank Gaard

    Darsi Alexander showed strong support for my artistic projects showing my art and acquiring more of my art work for the Walker’s permanent collection. She has been a blessing for me and my family . Intellectually aesthetically she is brilliant. I’ll miss her and New York again wins against the TC.. Franky
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