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Lisa Corrin to Leave Directorship of the Williams
College Museum of Art at End of Academic Year
January 26, 2011
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Williams President Adam Falk announced today that
Lisa Corrin, Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art
(WCMA), has decided to leave her position on June 30 to teach at the college
and serve both as a Clark Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
and as a Visiting Scholar in Museum Studies at New York University.
The college will begin a national search for her successor.
"In Lisa's six years as director, the museum has made remarkable changes,"
Falk said in an e-mail sent to campus. "With her able and dedicated staff, she's
carried out a thoughtful plan to refocus museum activities on the college's
teaching mission, which includes, among many other initiatives, the first
reinstallation of the collection in many years.
"Exhibitions developed under her leadership have gained international
recognition for creatively prodding, educating, and challenging viewers. At the
same time, she has entrepreneurially drawn new resources to the museum from