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Note for: Richard Schneiderman, 27 Jun 1948 - 26 Apr 1999 Index
OBITUARY 1 - (Raleigh News & Observer, April 28, 1999): Former museum head dies at age 50.
Richard Steven Schneiderman, former director of the North Carolina Museum of Art, died unexpectedly Monday at age 50.
Family members said he died in his sleep from an apparent heart attack at his home in Batesville, Va.
Since relocating from Raleigh a few years ago, he operated a private art dealership and served as director of development for the Charlottesville-area American Red Cross.
A New Jersey native, Schneiderman’s lifelong passion was art, a love instilled by his mother, an art dealer.
In 1976, he received a doctorate in art history from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He taught at the University of Georgia, then worked at the Georgia Museum of Art, where he spent nine years climbing to the position of director.
Recruited from the smaller museum to be the North Carolina Museum of Art’s director, he relocated to North Carolina in 1986.
From his first day on the job, Schneiderman drove the growing museum and its staff to excel. He pushed the acquisition of contemporary art and photographs as well as working to land important exhibitions.
“I think he set a very high standard in the kind of art we collected and added to the collection,” said John Coffey, the museum’s chief curator.
Better art attracted more visitors, but Schneiderman’s plans extended beyond the building’s walls. His ambitious plans included development of the Museum Park and the Park Theater, which earned national exposure for the previously unheralded museum.
“Richard was a scholar and a visionary who was the first to see the creative possibilities of the land surrounding the museum,” said Betty McCain, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. “The Museum Park and outdoor theater are among his many legacies to the people of North Carolina”
Lee Hansley, owner of a downtown Raleigh art gallery, said Schneiderman promptly answered complaints and even sat at the front desk to personally greet visitors.
“That’s unusual for a museum director,” Hansley said.
In 1993, Schneiderman abruptly resigned in advance of a critical management report, shocking the local art community. Opinions still differ on details of his exit, and several other museum employees had preceded him out the door.
“Whatever was worked out was mutual,” said Ivie Clayton, a museum trustee since 1980.
Friends remember that Schneiderman’s most important job was being a father of four.
“I know Richard was a good family man. He was very supportive of his children,” said former museum employee David Goist.
The death of a man still considered young at 50 surprised Goist.
“Not being able to see his children mature, grow up and have their own families, I just find that hard to envision. My heart goes out to his family for the loss.”
Funeral arrangements are pending. A private memorial service will be held at a later date, according to family members.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Schneiderman of Batesville, Va.; three sons, Matthew of Ogaki, Japan, Adam of Bristol, Va., and Justin of Worcester, Mass.; and a daughter, Jessica of Batesville.
OBITUARY 2 - (Tri-Town News, May 19, 1999 - Richard Schneiderman, BATESVILLE, VA:
Dr. Richard Steven Schneiderman of Batesville, Va., passed away peacefully in his sleep April 26, 1999.
He was born June 27, 1948 in New Jersey, he was the son of Dorothy & Rubin Schneiderman, previously of Syosset NY.
His mother preceded him in death and his father resides in Charlottesville, VA.
A loving father and husband, Dr. Schneiderman received his doctorate from Binghamton University, NY with a major in art history. In the past, he served as museum director at the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Georgia Museum of Art, and as curator of prints and drawings at the Georgia Museum of Art.
Dr. Schneiderman most recently served the Charlottesville, VA area American Red Cross as director of development and as a volunteer on the Disaster Action Team. He also worked as a fund-raiser with the Jefferson Area Board of Aging.
Kathy Schneiderman is the former Kathy Matteson, daughter of Doug and Jeanette Matteson of Franklin, NY.
Richard is survived by his wife, Kathy Schneiderman of Batesville, VA; sons, Matthew of Ogaki, Japan, Adam in college in Bristol, Va., and Justin in college in Worcester, Mass; and a daughter, Jessica of Batesville, Va.