May 10, 2011

Former Vassar Prof. Gets Huge Job With Getty

The art world is abuzz with news that James Cuno, who was once an assistant professor of art at Vassar from 1983 to 1986, will be the next chief executive and president of the Getty Arts Trust, the third-largest arts foundation in the world. (The Wall Street Journal says Cuno directed the art museum at Vassar and does not mention the assistant professorship.)

Cuno also served as museum director at University of London, Harvard, Dartmouth, and University of California, Los Angeles.

The former Vassar professor will be responsible for assets of $7.1 billion, including a statue called Getty Bronze that the Italian government claims should be returned.