After serving for almost four years, Maxwell Anderson has resigned from his post as Director at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) so he can focus on his new venture, New Cities Foundation in New York City.
According to Melissa Fetter, chairman of the DMA’s board of trustees, Anderson saw attendances rise to over 700,000 people per year while at the museum, raising a total of $40 million for the museum in the process.
As a temporary replacement, Walter Elcock, who is currently president of the board, will be taking the role of interim director. Meanwhile board vice president Catherine Rose will serve as interim president.
It has been a great privilege to work alongside the Board and staff of the DMA, and to play a role in helping shape the Dallas Arts District Foundation as its chairman since 2013. My growing interest in how cultural districts can shape cities led me to this new, exciting opportunity in New York City,” Anderson said of leaving the position.
Anderson will now become a Director of Grant Programs at the New Cities Foundation, which started in 2010 in New York City. Anderson described the move as “a compelling new opportunity; the New Cities Foundation is among the most innovative, urban-focused enterprises in the world.”
New Cities focuses on urban, social, and economic development. “Our mission is to shape a better urban future for all by fostering urban innovation and entrepreneurship. We do this by building and empowering our global network, convening events and conducting pragmatic research,” the foundation states on its website.