Here is the press release (with our comments in italics)the textile museum issued to announce do nothing dan walker’s resignation:
“The Textile Museum Announces Director’s Resignation”
“March 25, 2009, Washington, D.C. — The Textile Museum announced today that Director Daniel
Walker has resigned, effective March 23, 2009. Walker has served as director since May 2005.
In his letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees, Walker wrote, ‘Given the economic climate, this is a
difficult time for museums large and small.’”
So what does this have to do with walker’s “resignation”? RK would have to opine absolutely nothing. There is little doubt walker was pushed out of his cushy job as director because, well, he did not direct anything other than some perfunctory duties that even a rug-moron like professor steev price=clown or a rug-fool like jr. howe could have accomplished. No, no walker’s ‘resignation’ has nothing to do economic climates or ‘difficult times’ it has to do with the fact do nothing dan is a do nothing kinda guy who did nothing and got dunned for that very reason.
“Therefore, the Board and I have come to a mutual agreement
that this is the right moment for me to assist in the transition to a new director.”
Ho HO HO what a laugh parade walkers is leading. “Mutual decision”, my, my what a messy web he weaves when he practices to deceive. “Assist in the transition to
a new director”, double HO HO – considering there is no new director in mind, or even on the horizon who does do nothing dan think he is fooling?
“I am eager to return to
various research, writing and exhibition projects that have been set aside over the last four years.”
Triple HO HO. Perhaps if do nothing dan hadn’t set those “various research projects” aside for the past four years he might still be in the directors office. But, alas, walker is full of bullshit and we challenge him to annunciate clearly, distinctly and in detail even one of his alleged research projects. The floor is all yours, mr walker, and you do not even have to register to post on RugKazbah.com, so please go ahead and amaze RK and our audience with your “research” plans and prowess.
devotion to The Textile Museum and its collection is unwavering, …”
OK walker, RK is calling you on this one, too. Let’s all revisit do nothing dan’s statement even six months, let alone a year from now and see how “unwavering” walker’s “devotion” will be. RK’s crystal ball shows walker will be as “unwavering” and “devoted” as a street-dog would be to a bum who gave him a kick in the side. Please mr walker get yourself together and quit the charades and the bullshit, it is highly unbecoming to continue to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes, even those of the dumbass jerks who populate rugDUMB. But hey now, dan, maybe you can team up with barry, the rug-cheat and self promoting rug-clown, oconnell, after all you did state oconnell’s idea about rugs are worthwhile, etc etc…why don’t the two of you work together on those “various research projects” you’ve set aside?
“…and I look forward to providing advice and assistance to the Museum beyond the official conclusion of my tenure.”
Hey, dan, you’re shoveling more bullshit here, careful you don’t bury yourself even further. And what assistance would anyone at the textile museum want from a disgraced former director whose “resignation” was tendered as he was thrown out the door?
“Walker’s letter of resignation was reluctantly accepted by Board President Bruce P. Baganz.”
As far as RK is concerned, and mind you this is conjecture on our part, big mouth bruce baganz led the charge to dislodge walker from his director’s swivel chair, so any reluctance baganz harbored was limited to the time he and others had to wait before they ganged up and chucked walker out the door.
“In response, Baganz said, “The Textile Museum’s Board of Trustees is grateful for Daniel Walker’s leadership over the past four years.”
Hey mr baganz, how about getting your tenses right, it should be was grateful not is. And by the way if you and the board are so “grateful” for dan’s “leadership” why is he going bye-bye? RK will let you ponder that one and gladly offer you, or anyone on the board, the opportunity to reply here on RugKazbah.com, after all it is an open forum, unlike any other than exists in rugDUMB.
“His extensive museum experience and thorough knowledge of textiles has helped to
reinforce the Museum’s reputation as a world leader in the study and presentation of the textile arts.””
Oh, really bruce? Phuleeze, mr big-mouth, did dan reinforce the textile museum’s “reputation” like you are reinforcing it? Well, if so than maybe your statement is true but since we all know it isn’t who do you think you are fooling? And by the way, bruce, since you were the person who hired do nothing dan and championed him what kind of nonsense are you trying to weave now that walker’s out the door? Frankly, RK might suggest it is time for you to get going as well. And we don’t mean get going to choose another clown to sit in the director’s office but getting your butt out of that luxurious board room asap. Your “tenure” as chairman of the board is about a feeble and worthless as walker’s as director was. And again, RK offers you or anyone one the opportunity to post here anytime 24/7 to plead your case and prove us wrong. Go ahead, big-mouth, the world is watching…
“During Walker’s tenure, The Textile Museum presented 16 diverse and highly acclaimed exhibitions,
including three curated by the director himself: Seldom Seen: Director’s Choice from the Museum’s
Collections (February 10 – July 30, 2006), Pieces of a Puzzle: Classical Persian Carpet Fragments
(September 1, 2006 – January 7, 2007), and Recent Acquisitions (March 6, 2009 – January 3, 2010).”
This is laughable, calling the small gallery shows walker “curated” “acclaimed exhibitions” is a stupid as allowing barry oconnell to give a talk in the textile museum on “classifying Caucasian Rugs by the language of the weavers”. Only a moron of a museum director like walker would have allowed that to transpire and RK can only state walker’s “acclaimed exhibitions” were far too little and that’s why he’s out the door. No matter how much gilding baganz or the press department of the textile museum tries to lay on walker’s leaden time as director it will never cover the fact walker is a do nothing kinda guy whose past and present finally caught up with him.
“Baganz commented, “We anticipate an exciting schedule of diverse exhibitions in the years ahead which
will bear Daniel Walker’s artistic mark, including this spring’s Constructed Color: Amish Quilts and the
upcoming exhibitions, Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection, Designing Women
of Postwar Britain, and Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats.””
This list of “exciting exhibitions” is as laughable as suggesting walker made any “artistic mark” anywhere as director of the textile museum or as “curator” at the Metropolitan Museum. And might we ask mr baganz why the textile museum, whose collections are predominantly Near Eastern, is presenting Amish quilts or modern Japanese couture? Frankly both these genres, plus Central Asian Ikats, are such shop-worn exhibition topics that they need no more public airings. No, no big-mouth bruce it’s time to face the fact and realize all the music that has been played since you and walker have been leading the orchestra is, to put it kindly, off-key and boringly droll.
““On behalf of the entire Museum community, we wish Dan all the best in his future endeavors and look
forward to an ongoing friendship,” Baganz said.”
Here’s another wager RK will be glad to lay long, long odds on: any “ongoing friendship” between walker and baganz, or the textile museum itself, will be as durable and long lasting as a strand of over-cooked pasta. Honestly, we believe do nothing dan was nothing more than a scape-goat for the stupidity and ineptitude of baganz and the rest of the textile museum’s board. Sure, sure do nothing dan was easily scape-goated but that fact will not hide the truth about chairman big mouth-bruce and the rest of the board.
So mr baganz what closet are you now going to reach into to grab a new broom to sweep clean the mess your leadership has now mired the textile museum
We hear “must buy” cathy, flying penis, cootner is available for the director’s job and would “love” to get back in the saddle, any saddle again.
Or how about promoting mr oconnell from esteemed lecturer at the textile museum to director?
Or lastly why don’t you and all your great ideas shift from the chairman of the board’s nice comfy chair to the director’s swivel chair?
Reading the crapola this press release attempts to forward is both laughable and pathetic, and time is ripe for rugDUMB to realize time’s up and unless things are changed and changed radically oriental carpet appreciation and studies will once again get swept under art history’s rug while pompous dumbass clowns like walker, baganz, hot-air harry kesheshian, swindle swann and a host of other textile museum groupies and hangers-on bask in the now fading light of George Hewitt Myer’s great collections and gifts of his home and endowment to what he hoped would be posterity.
But don’t worry George there are those few of us who not only appreciate what you did but honor it with actions befitting of yours.
Too bad schmucks like walker and baganz are calling the shots and not us.