The Hirshhorn board held a specially convened meeting Wednesday to discuss the fate of the seasonal inflatable structure informally known as the Bubble. It comes on the heels of Hirshhorn board member Beth Dozoretz’s resignation Monday.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Dozoretz, who had been on the board for a year, said she had just accepted a position as vice chair of the board for the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School at Harvard. “I believe the time and energy required to participate on the Hirshhorn board, especially with so much change upon us, is not something I’m going to have,” she said. “I don’t believe I’d be able to fulfill my responsibilities on both projects.”
The loss of Dozoretz, who directs the State Department’s Art in Embassies program, is an organizing and fundraising loss, according to sources close to the project who requested anonymity because discussions are ongoing. And it comes at a tenuous time.