Yerba Buena Lays Off Curator, Staff

San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center has laid off its chief curator and eight others because of financial concerns. Curator Renny Pritikin, “who got his pink slip last week and left Friday, was widely respected by artists and curators, who admired his keen eye for contemporary art and willingness to blur the boundaries between so-called high and low art. Pritikin will not be replaced. Nor will the other laid-off employees, who worked in various departments – finance, operations, marketing and development.”