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Talbott Retiring As Director, CEO Of Wadsworth Atheneum

Susan Talbott

HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant.

Talbott will stay in the position until the fall, "in order to ensure a smooth transition," she told the board of trustees. In the fall, the final stage of the Hartford museum's $33 million renovation and reinstallation will be unveiled.

"It's something I've been thinking about for a while. I'm 65," Talbott said. "I've had a great career and I really like the idea of leaving on a high note, when the renovation is complete. ... I feel so grateful for having...