The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, named Cybele Maylone, previously the executive director of UrbanGlass in New York since 2013, as its next executive director. Maylone will assume the position in mid-September, succeeding Alyson Baker, who stepped down from the role last December.
At UrbanGlass, which comprises studios, a gallery, and a quarterly magazine dedicated to glass arts, Maylone worked with various artists who have exhibited work at the Aldrich. Prior to her tenure there, she was deputy director of apexart, a non-profit contemporary art space in New York. She also worked at the New Museum in the development and membership departments while the institution was moving to its location on the Bowery in 2007.
“The Aldrich unites two things that I revere in institutions: critical support to artists to create and present new work, and opportunities for the public to connect with contemporary art and ideas,” Maylone said in a statement. “I am deeply honored to be joining the Museum at such an exciting moment, and to be working closely with the staff, the Trustees, and the extended Aldrich Museum family as we launch a new phase in the life of this marvelous place.”