(Springfield, MO) -- The City of Springfield isn't as close as once thought to finding its new director of the Springfield Art Museum.
Earlier this month, the city announced the top three finalists to serve as Jerry Berger's replacement. Berger was set to retire this month.
However, after a meet-and-greet with the public and Springfield Art Museum Board, none of the candidates "possessed the right combination of education, experience, vision, and collaboration skills necessary to be the next director," says the city.
The city says the committee had "numerous positive comments regarding the background and experience of the finalists, but failed to reach a consensus."
The three finalists included Nan Curtis, Director of the Forsyth Center Galleries at Texas A&M University; Brian O. Hill, who has served as the Executive Director of the Trenton City Museum in New Jersey; and Richard Metzger, Executive Director of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center.
Each candidate also went through a lengthy interview process.
Additional information regarding the next phase of the process will be provided when available.
More information: http://www.springfieldmo.gov/art