Man says he never applied to be Carnegie art director

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Stephan Jost, director of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, is not a candidate for the job of directing the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Mr. Jost was one of three people included in a story Friday in the Post-Gazette based on interviews with people close to the search.

"I have never been a candidate. I have not applied. I was never asked to apply," Mr. Jost said by telephone yesterday.

"I haven't been to Pittsburgh in 10 years. I'm flattered that somebody thought I'd be a viable candidate," he added.

The Carnegie Museum of Art has lacked a full-time director since November when Richard Armstrong left to direct the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

The museum hired the search firm of Phillips Oppenheim to find viable candidates for the position. Sarah James, a principal in the Manhattan office of Phillips Oppenheim, confirmed yesterday that Mr. Jost was never a candidate in the current search to find Mr. Armstrong's successor.


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