Earlier this week, the Internet was abuzz with rumors of Jeffrey Deitch’s departure from MOCA. At 9:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, MOCA sent out an email announcing a major change ahead for Los Angeles’ contemporary art museum. Here’s what MOCA’s PR department had to say:
LOS ANGELES—The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) announced that Jeffrey Deitch will be stepping down from his role as Museum Director after three years of leadership. Deitch informed the Board of his decision at its July 24th meeting and confirmed he will stay on to ensure a smooth transition and the successful completion of MOCA’s $100 million dollar endowment campaign, expected to close this Fall.
An executive search committee has been formed to appoint a new Museum Director and will be led by Co-Chairs Maria Bell and David Johnson, along with Joel Wachs, a former trustee and President of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
So there you have it: Jeffrey Deitch will be leaving MOCA. Now go to sleep.