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Museum of Biblical Art appoints Richard P. Townsend as new Director

Roberta Green Ahmanson and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) announce the appointment of a new Director, Richard P. Townsend, an accomplished art historian and museum professional. Mr. Townsend brings a rich array of experience to MOBIA, having held both curatorial and leadership positions at art museums across the United States including the Museum of Latin American Art, Miami Art Museum, and Price Tower Arts Center, among others. The appointment takes effect on October 15th, 2013.

MOBIA is an independent museum committed to engaging diverse audiences in the exploration of world‐class artwork—from ancient to contemporary—inspired by the Bible. Located near Lincoln Center at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, MOBIA’S exhibitions have ranged from altarpieces of Bartolo di Fredi to the stained glass windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany and from Albrecht Dürer prints to works by contemporary artists.