|Craig Peterson Appointed New Director of Abrons Art Center|
|Resource:artforum 2016-08-31 10:19:40|
Joshua Barone of the New York Times reports that Craig Peterson, currently the director of programs and presentation at Gibney Dance, will be the new director of the Abrons Art Center starting this September. Peterson will be taking over for Jay Wegman, who’s leaving Abrons to become the senior director of NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Wegman is credited for profoundly reinvigorating Abrons’s programming over the last ten years.
Abrons is a branch of the Henry Street Settlement, a Lower East Side social services organization founded by nurse and activist Lillian Wald in 1893. “It’s clear that Henry Street is deeply invested in the success of its forward-thinking arts programming. I look forward to being a part of this organization’s incredible legacy of social change,” said Peterson.