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Museum of Fine Arts director resigns

August 5, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (MFA) announced Thursday that its executive director has stepped down from her post. A press release stated that the chair of the museum’s board of trustees accepted Kristen A. Shepherd’s resignation in July. Shepherd became MFA’s first female director when she assumed the role in 2017 and just the sixth overall since it opened in 1965. According to the announcement, an executive committee of board members, in close collaboration with museum leadership, will guide MFA while it searches for Shepherd’s replacement. “I’m departing at a good moment, with a talented team in place,” said Shepherd in the release.

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