Changing Course, LA MOCA Will Hire New Chief Curator After All

L.A. MOCA. (Courtesy Chris and/or Kevin/Flickr)

In a major reversal, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s board announced that the institution will hire a chief curator to replace Paul Schimmel, who departed from the museum in June. Previously, the museum had not planned to replace Mr. Schimmel, instead using guest curators to augment its existing curatorial staff when organizing shows. Bloomberg’s Christopher Palmeri broke the news, and has a letter from the museum’s board in which it acknowledges the criticism that it has faced in recent weeks.