Miami Museum Director Fired, Saatchi Gallery to Hold All-Female Exhibition, and More

Babacar M’Bow, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, was put on leave for sexual harassment.

Atmosphere at MOCA Museum during Art Basel Miami Beach 2006 - Reception at MOCA in Honor of Bruce Nauman and Pablo Cano at Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida, United States. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. (Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)

Babacar M’Bow, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, has been fired following a paid administrative leave and reports of sexual harassment.

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Miami Museum Director Fired, Saatchi Gallery to Hold All-Female Exhibition, and More