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MOCA confusion: Is Strick out?

December 19, 2008 |  7:26 am

The situation with MOCA seems more confusing than ever. Is the Eli Broad plan winning? Is Jeremy Strick out? Mike Boehm tries to sort it all out:

The financially troubled Museum of Contemporary Art struggled with efforts to secure its future Thursday as its beleaguered director, Jeremy Strick, approached the end of his tenure and board members moved toward a bailout deal with billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad.

One member of the museum's Board of Trustees, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Strick had resigned during a "tearful" scene at a meeting of the board. A MOCA spokeswoman, however, denied that.

"Jeremy Strick did not submit his resignation; that is inaccurate," said spokeswoman Elizabeth Hinckley. "MOCA's official position is that Strick did not resign as the director of MOCA. He is still the director of MOCA. He has not resigned at all."

-- Shelby Grad