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January 11, 2016

Leader of Miami Museum Fired Following Allegations of Harassment

The leader of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami was dismissed on New Year's Eve based on allegations of sexual harassment, The New York Times reports.

Babacar M’Bow, a Senegal-born art scholar and author who had headed the museum for 21 months, was fired by the interim manager of the City of Miami, which owns the museum. An investigation by city officials found merit in claims from several of the museum's female employees. Mr. M'Bow's lawyer continues to deny the allegations against his client.

The scandal is the latest affecting the museum's leadership. In 2012, after voters rejected a $15 million bond issue to expand the museum, most of the museum's board members left to help found the Institute of Contemporary Art, questioning the museum’s future and the city’s commitment to the institution.