After spending 20 years working sources for news, it’s more than a little odd to work in the same office with my sources. It also has its perks. Conscious the local press would put this story online as soon as they got it, I was able to kick out a quick item Wednesday about Kathy Halbreich’s appointment to the NYC Museum of Modern Art (it’s hard to shake the competitive DNA that comes with life in the press).
But once you’re part of the club, perhaps you can never really drain the ink-stained blood from your veins. Check out the ledes Wednesday from other local press (I’m not going to say we’re becoming a one-newspaper town, but … ):
From Mary Abbe the Star Tribune:
When Kathy Halbreich announced her resignation as director of Walker Art Center last March, she said she was looking forward to at least “one more great professional love affair” in her career.
On Wednesday she was named to a new post as associate director at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. For a native New York aesthete of Halbreich’s temperament, MoMA — the world’s premiererepository of 20th century art — is obviously that love.
And from Dominic Papatola of the Pioneer Press:
When Kathy Halbreich announced her departure from the Walker Art Center in March, she said she still had “one more professional love affair left.” That affair will take her to New York and the Museum of Modern Art.
Which makes me more than a little creeped out by my own lede:
When Kathy Halbreich announced she would leave the Walker Art Center after nearly 17 years as its director, she told the New York Times “I can’t imagine any other institution capturing my talents and spirits so perfectly.” Apparently, her imagination has found that institution.