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New Director at Walker

The Walker Art Center has chosen Olga Viso, current head of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, as its new director.

The Hirshhorn is similar to the Walker in that both focus on contemporary art and have a sculpture garden. This makes Viso's transition a natural one, said the Pioneer Press.

According to the Star Tribune, Viso has yet to make plans for the expansion of the sculpture garden. She was quoted as saying that one of the biggest challenges will be to make contemporary art more accessible to visitors. She is excited to work at an institution that takes such a multidisciplinary approach to art.

The Pioneer Press's coverage of this story was straightforward and provided a lot of background information about Viso. The Star Tribune ran two articles, one of which was similar to the Pioneer Press's article, and one that included an interview with Viso and provided a more personal view of the new director. This was most likely because of the fact that the Walker is in Minneapolis.