John Hightower

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: director of New York's Museum of Modern Art for a turbulent 19 months from 1970 to 1971 whose tenure was bedeviled by Vietnam War protests, an unprecedented staff strike, and at least one politically incorrect exhibit.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

 

Born: May 23, 1933

 

Died: July 6, 2013

 

Location: Newport News, Virginia