I became a museum director at the age of 28. After I had been in the job for about three years, I interviewed for a slightly larger museum in Texas. During the meeting, the chair said to me, “You are far too young and far too female for a curator ever to report to you.” And just to ensure that I remain mad about it, a few years ago I related the story to the then-director of this Texas museum, who was a strapping 63-year-old former football player. Even though I had been the director of two larger art museums for the last 12 years when I spoke with him, he said, “Good advice, it is true.”