Two years after guiding the Art Institute of Chicago through the completion of its Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing, museum director James Cuno announced that he is leaving the eminent Windy City institution to head the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. In addition to research and conservation programs, the Getty Trust operates the Richard Meier-designed Getty Center as well as the Getty Villa in Malibu, which reopened in 2006 following a renovation and expansion by Machado and Silvetti Associates.
Watch our video tour with Cuno: The Art Institute of Chicago: A tour of Renzo Piano's Modern Wing
And read the full story at The New York Times: Getty Trust’s Pick for President Surprises Art World
Photos: © Charles G. Young (top), © Roman Fuchs (bottom)