If, for some reason, you’re dying to know the identity of the new director of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) — the group that runs the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor — before everyone else (except Lee Rosenbaum, who called it for Colin Bailey 10 days ago), you can watch a live-stream of FAMSF’s “Special Announcement” today at noon Pacific Standard Time (3pm Eastern Standard Time).
In a fittingly vague and somewhat cryptic post on Facebook, the de Young informs its fans of “a very exciting special announcement about the future of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.”
The announcement comes after a period of prolonged turmoil at FAMSF, which dismissed its curator of European art, Lynn Orr, in December of last year, and has lost several additional longtime staffers since. It was also embroiled in a labor dispute last fall. The new director, whose identity is expected to be revealed during this afternoon’s live-streamed announcement, will replace John Buchanan, who died in December of 2011.
— Benjamin Sutton
(Photo via de Young Museum/Facebook.)