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Wexner Center Losing Chief Curator of Exhibitions

Christopher Bedford is New Director of the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis

Ohio State's loss is Brandeis University's gain.  The Wexner Center's chief curator of exhibitions has accepted the position of Director at the Rose Art Museum.  The Scotland native grew up in England and the United States.  He was soon a rising star, with posts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Wexner.  He quickly gained a reputation as a "visionary thinker about the engagement of art and the role of museums in society." Read Rose Grows (Arts Journal)

Indianopolis Symphony Lays Off Six Staff, Retains Musicians

The musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony accepted a 12% pay cut three years ago and received a modest 2.8% bump last year.  The final year of their contract provides a 7.8% increase, which has forced the orchestra to lay off six members of its administrative staff. Read Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Lays Off Six Administrative Employees (Indianapolis Star)