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Walters Art Museum Director Steps Down

March 7, 2012

Courtesy The Walters Art Museum

A knight in shining armor, Gary Vikan, the director of the Walters Art Museum, plans to relinquish his position in 2013 after 18 years of leadership. As director of the museum, Vikan has accumulated an impressive resume of recognition and honors for his work. Vikan is the man to thank for the elimination of general admission to the Museum, its Touring Exhibition Program, and the regular “Postcards from the Walters” segment on WYPR. If you’re wondering how any of this makes him a knight, Vikan was appointed to Knighthood in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication for his contributions. His successor will have a very large suit of armor to fill.