Where have all the arts leaders gone?

Ordway Center
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is one of several arts organizations in the Twin Cities seeking new leadership.
MPR Photo/Bo Hakala

Kathy Halbreich is only the latest arts leader in the Twin Cities to step down from her job. Halbreich announced this week she's leaving the top post at the Walker Art Center in the fall.

A fairly long list of cultural organizations have lost top executives in the past few years, including the following:

Kathy Halbreich, Walker Art Center, director from 1991-2007.

David Galligan, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 2002-2006.

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Teresa Eyring, Children's Theatre Company, 1999-2007.

Robert Booker, Minnesota State Arts Board, 1997-2005.

Bruce Carlson, Schubert Club, 1968-2006.

Tony Woodcock, Minnesota Orchestra, 2003-2007.

Arts commentator Dominic Papatola talks with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about the trend.