Norah Diedrich, executive director of the Evanston Art Center, has reportedly accepted a similar position with the Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island.

The Providence Journal reports today that the Newport museum appointed Diedrich to the job after a nationwide search.

The paper quoted Diedrich, on a visit to Newport, as saying, “It’s really a thrill to be here … in a city with such a rich history and so many wonderful cultural institutions” and said she’s expected to start work there immediately.

Diedrich recently led the Evanston Art Center through a fundraising drive that enabled to purchase a new home for its operations at 1717 Central St. That building is currently undergoing renovations in preparation for the center to move out of the city-owned Harley Clarke mansion by the end of May.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Newport Art Museum and Harley Clarke

    In looking at the Newport Art Museum it is in an Historic Manison.   Makes us wonder if Ms. Diedrich told her future employers she had experience running and maintaining Historic properties? ( Harley Clarke)


    1. Do You Think

      Do you think they know that she knows how to run ……… down a mansion, as she did in Evanstion. The EAC played Evanston for every penny, while our city council looked the other way.

      I still feel sorry for Newport.

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