Maxwell L. Anderson
The director of the Dallas Museum of Art on bittersweet chocolate, beingunflappable and Dallas' inferiority complex
Editor’s note: CultureMap is proud to introduce a new series called The Influentials, in which we chat with the people who help shape the City of Dallas. First up is Maxwell Anderson, who celebrates one year in his position as the director of the Dallas Museum of Art this month.
Maxwell L. Anderson has hit the ground running since his January 2012 appointment as the Eugene McDermott director of the Dallas Museum of Art. Beyond his launch of the new Friends & Partners program and the return to free general admission (which begins January 21), Anderson has added a senior advisor of Islamic art and instilled a program of painting conservation.
He also is spearheading the museum’s art-for-expertise exchange program, and he is at work to link the Dallas Arts District with other significant cultural districts across the globe.
Anderson has made quite a splash on the city’s social scene as well — helped along, no doubt, by his stylish wife, Jacqueline. Having achieved so much in his first year in Dallas, we simply can’t wait to see what he has planned for the rest of 2013. Who could be better suited for CultureMap’s very first Influentials profile?