Pulse: Chatter: In With the New: Culture Shock

The newcomers who are changing Philly’s arts and museums

Call it a high-stakes leadership gamble: As money woes, shrinking audiences and shifting demographics create a perfect storm for our cultural icons, they’re recruiting top gunslingers from far and wide in a mass changing of the guard. Will it make a difference? Here, five of the new heavy hitters, and the challenges they face — plus a handicapping of their prospects.

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