Chicago's Richard H. Driehaus Museum has announced the selection of its new executive director, Richard P. Townsend.
The appointment came after an extensive national search by the museum's board of trustees. Townsend, who will be responsible for the leadership and overall vision of the museum, will take over Monday, April 2.
Townsend's most recent directorship was at New York City's Museum of Biblical Art.
The Driehaus Museum will celebrate its 10th year this June. Recent exhibitions have featured Downton Abbey items, French posters of the Belle Epoque and masterpieces by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The current exhibition, "The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design," features chairs created between 1810 and 2010.
See DriehausMuseum.org .