Albright-Knox Art Gallery Chief Curator Douglas Dreishpoon will scale back his duties in May. Photo by Derek Gee / The Buffalo News

Mark Sommer reports today that Douglas Dreishpoon, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's chief curator, will be stepping into a more limited role at the gallery as of May 1.

Dreishpoon's move, which he said was inspired by his desire to spend more time writing and organizing exhibitions in Buffalo and elsewhere, is the latest in a series of changes to the gallery's top staff. Here's a timeline of the changes since Louis Grachos' departure in 2012:

2012: Former director Louis Grachos departs for the Contemporary Austin, followed shortly thereafter by curator Heather Pesanti

April 2013: Janne Sirén becomes the 11th director of the Albright-Knox

October 2013: Longtime deputy director Karen Spaulding leaves for the Oishei Foundation. Gallery announces hiring of Cathleen Chaffee as new curator

January 2014: Joe Martin Lin-Hill begins his tenure as the gallery's new deputy director

April 2014: Aaron Ott becomes the gallery's first public art curator

The gallery has not announced its plans to fill Dreishpoon's position.

Here's a look some of our coverage of Dreishpoon's exhibitions over the years:

Edwin Dickinson: Dreams and Realities” (2002)

Robert Mangold: Beyond the Line, Paintings and Project, 2000-2008” (2009)

Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980-2008” (2010)

Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010” (2013).

The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery” (2011)

DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012” (2012)

--Colin Dabkowski