Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Director and Deputy Director Leave Positions

The director and deputy director of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft have left their positions.

The museum’s board asked Kevin O’Brien and Brion Clinkingbeard to resign. Board member Martha Slaughter says the request came after weeks of discussion.

“I don’t think that there was any specific thing that either of them did that led to this. We just felt that we wanted the museum to be more progressive,” she says. “More kind of leading-edge exhibitions while celebrating the history of craft and folk art in the state.”

While Slaughter says the facility’s finances are in fine shape, she thinks the new director may be able to improve fundraising. O’Brien and Clinkingbeard were not available for comment