The director of Stanford’s Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University—better known as the Cantor Arts Center—has resigned following reports revealing a toxic work culture at the renowned university museum.
Susan Dackerman’s resignation, effective immediately, comes at the end of an inquiry into the Renaissance art scholar’s conduct during her roughly three-year tenure as director of the Cantor.
The deputy director also left the museum.
The external investigation revealed reports of staff being overworked and underappreciated.
According to a Stanford Daily article published in August, more than 30 staffers left under Dackerman’s leadership, many of them people of color.